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1936 



ELMS COLLEGE ARCHIVES 

291 SPRINGFIELD ST. 
CHICOPEE, MA 01013-2839 



Published by 
THE SENIOR CLASS OF 

(HflUpgp nf ®«r ICabij of Eluta 

at Chicopee, Massachusetts 



Dedication 



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'HILE the autumn leaves fluttered gently down 
upon the ground, and the dusky twilight cast 
its purple shadows upon our campus, angels' 
hands bore aloft the soul of our dearly beloved Mon- 
signor — our friend, our adviser, our teacher. Within 
these blue and silver covers we have endeavored to 
portray the rich harvest we reaped from his wide 
field of knowledge, of culture, and of religion. In 
prayerful, grateful memory, therefore, the Class of 
1936 reverently dedicates this, our Elmata, to our 
beloved Vice-President of the College of Our Lady 
of the Elms, RIGHT REVEREND PATRICK F. 
DOYLE. 




St. Spu. fattick 3f. inylp. &.UI.1.. 3.(E.2I.. iCCi. 



To His Excellency of Springfield 



HESE lines, our most beloved President, are 
all too short to express to you our love and 
gratitude, as we leave these beautiful halls of 
learning. For four years, they have been open wide 
to us, and wc know that your patronage has made 
this possible. Blind and groping for truth, we came 
to Our Lady's College. Wc go forth with head erect, 
vision clear, and footstep firm, ready to meet the 
world; for wc have built in our minds and hearts — 
thanks to our Most Reverend Exemplar — bulwarks 
of truth and learning against the deceptions, hard- 
ships, and cruelties of life. At this moment, we 
cannot fully realize the value of our four years of 
scholastic achievements. May our future lives prove 
our appreciation and gratitude. Therefore, dear 
friend and adviser, accept now our humble words 
of love and honor. May God grant that we, the 
graduates of 1936, be worthy of you and of our 
Alma Mater in the years to come. 




^^s ExrrUrnry 

BISHOP OF SPRINGFIELD 
and 

PRESIDENT OF OUR COLLEGE 



Prelude 



O Highest Heav'n, come help us sing 

Our songs of golden days! 
List, while like echoes of a harp 

We chant our joyous lays 
Of lessons learned, of friendships true. 

Of memories we hold; 
And gently weave about them all 

A wreath of green and gold. 
Guide, now, our pens, that here may be 

On every written page, 
A cherished gem, for all to see, 

A lasting memory. 




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CAMPUS 

FACULTY 

CLASSES 

CLUBS 

ACTIVITIES 

LITERARY 

HUMOR 

ADVERTISEMENTS 



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OUR LADY OF THE ELMS 



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To the Faculty 

OR you, who have guided our stumbhng 
feet along die dark padiways of knowl- 
edge, whose words of wisdom have 
brought us into ways of truth and light, whose 
prayers have helped us in our adversities, who 
have comforted us in our sorrows, and who 
have rejoiced with us in our successes, whose 
acts of love and lives of faith have been pat- 
terns by which we have striven to fashion our 
own, we find no adequate expressions of grati- 
tude and affection. Our joys have been your 
joys; our sorrows, your sorrows. Oft have we 
tried your patience by carelessness or neglect; 
oft have we hurt you by word or act; now we 
realize that we can never repay our debt to you. 
To say farewell is an unwelcome task; but it 
is made easier by the confident assurance that 
the warmth and glow of your love and wisdom 
will accompany us on our way. May God shed 
his blessing on you, and on our beloved college. 




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PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY 




LIBRARIAN 




Miss IKalhrrinr H. iQimg.. 1. g*. 

DIRECTOR OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION 



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Senior Class Officers 

President: Miss ViviANNE E. Wallace 
Vice-President : Miss Dorothy A. Lucas 
Treasurer: Miss Kathleen L. O'Leary 
Secretary: Miss Margaret M. Canavan 

Class Colors: Blue and Silver. 
Class Flower: Yellow Sweet Pea 

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RITA MARY BUCKLEY 
167 Daniels Ave., Pittsfield, Mass. 
"Bticky" 




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"Her voice was ever soft and low — 
An excellent thing in woman." 



When we, as Freshmen, assembled for the first time, there was in our midst a very quiet, 
shy and unassuming girl from the Berkshires. She said little but we felt that she was glad to meet 
us. When the bewilderment of those first few days had passed, to our surprise and joy, a new 
Rita emerged! A Rita who became the life of the party. Like a chameleon, she had changed color 
over night. We gave her the nickname of "Bucky", and elected her to entertain us with "ad pan- 
tomines." Quiet but novel in her humor, she attracted all by her lady-like manners and unpretentious 
bearing. 

We will remember "Bucky" for much; but especially for her proficiency in the art of imita- 
tion. Clever as she was in this line, her own innate modesty and invincible shyness, kept her from 
appearing publicly in this character. Oh, she has appeared publicly — two years before the footlights 
in our College Play attest that, but not in humorous character. 

All during our years at O. L. E., she has remained our staunch friend, an earnest student, 
and a splendid classmate. "Bucky", may life smile on you and give you as much joy and happiness 
as you have given us during our years at O. L. E. 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; College Play 3, 4 ; Le Cercle Fnin(ais 
1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Metaphysical Club 3; Social Action Club 4. 



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"When a friend asks, there is no tomorrow." 



As a student, Margie has always been conscientious and successful; as a friend to all — most 
pleasant and kind. Though charmingly modern, she enjoys and revels in intercourse with the Latin 
ancients. While many of us might have been tempted to understand the too well-known heroes of 
Latin literature through some medium, Margaret has ever been distinguished as one whose enviable 
gift it is to be capable of rightly interpreting the original. Nor was that field of endeavor alone the 
subject for her conquests. With Aristotle she was more than intimately familiar; as a biologist, she 
was very scrupulous, as a linguist — most adept, and as a friend she fulfills the requirements to an 
infinitisimal degree. 

In Margaret the qualities of sincerity and jollity are delightfully combined to make her a 
thoroughly amicable, fun-loving companion in happiness, and a most comforting one in adverse 
circumstances. Kindly — she would never voluntarily place one at her disadvantage. Ever generous 
was she in her desire to aid the less-fortunate. Briefly, Margie has proved her ability to surmount 
scholastic obstacles and has shown her delight in participating in social activities. 

As we may gauge the future by the past, we feel justified in saying, "Margie, your success 
is assured." 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Secretary 4; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; M. J. B. Debating 
Club 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Fran(iiis 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee 
Club 1 ; Metaphysical Club 3 ; Social Action Club 4. 



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"Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety." 



Widge, the inimitable, has the happy faculty of being different in the desired way. Because 
of her enthusiasm, charm and capability, together with the infinite variety of her ideas, we are to be 
congratulated for having chosen her as General Chairman of our Senior Promenade. Her personality 
is delightful — combining affability, gay wit, and competency. In work, scholastic or social, she is 
indefatigable. 

Individual in design, swift in execution. Widge has been a source of wonder to more than 
a few in our class. In all things, she has an mfallible sense of good taste and balance. Ever jolly, 
she has become a popular figure on the campus. In recreation, her merry laugh is contagious and 
keeps the class brimming with vitality and mirth. Too, 'tis she who can in study become the serious 
student solving a difficult problem. To science, and "la belle langue," she has always been partial, 
but never to the detriment of her other interests. She was always active and ever evident in extra- 
curricula functions. 

As a friend, she was ever true; and as a comrade, invariably pleasant. It would be superfluous 
to wish Widge success, for from her true abilities and characteristics, we know it will be her destiny. 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Secretary .3; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; M. J. B. Debating 
Club 2, 3, 4, Secretary 3; Le Cercle Fran(ais 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Association ' 
1, 2, 3, 4; Metaphysical Club 3; Social Action Club 4; General Chairman of 
Senior Prom; Ring Committee 3. 



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"True and steadfast as the Northern Star." 



An earnest worker, an interested scholar and an ambitious young lady is our classmate from 
Greenfield. Elizabeth has traveled daily from her home to school, and even during the blizzard of 
'35, her staunch self was recorded as present. 

Always quiet and unobtrusive, we never realized her unusual managing ability until her 
election as one of the chairman of our big alumnae basketball game. She directed the evening most 
successfully with ease and tact, and presented the class an ample sum toward the Elmata. 

Ever faithful to activit)', even in various classes at the mention of some current event or 
national issue, this student always supplied some definite knowledge, and witty after-thought to make 
things more pleasant for her classmates. 

We en\7 you your strong convictions, enjoy your clever anecdotes, and admire your zealous 
and unfaltering ambitions. May success be yours m every task, and happiness grace your path. 
God bless you. 

Sodalit)' 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1; Le Cercle Francois 1, 2, 3, 4; Metaphysical 
Club 3 ; Social Action Club 4. 



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DOROTHY' RUTH CRL^E 
121 Hastings St., Springfield, Mass 
"Dot" 



"So well she acted each and ei ery part." 



She answers to the name of Dot. sometimes to Cruzie, and her particular mood does not in 
the least conflict with whatever nickname some fair damsel deigns to dub her. Dot trod the length 
of Newbur)' Street each morning, and whether it be fair or foul, her cheerj" 'Gix)d Morning" never 
failed to echo in our study hall. 

Dot is a ver)- versatile young lady. During her four years at the Elms, she proved her skill 
in many fields. Holding a leading place in scholastic endeavor, her opinions on questions of import 
were sought and valued by her classmates. Dorothy's talent as an actress was discovered in her 
Freshman year; and since then, her modest yet outstanding performances in dramatics have added 
to the general success of many a college play. 

Whenever an occasion called for a bit of verse, or there was a demand for a new class song, 
it was Dorothy who penned the lines. Her ability as a writer won for her the honor of Editor-in- 
Chief of our Year B(.K>k. The success of the Elmata is due in large measure to her untiring efforts. 

Looking back to our Freshman year, we see Dot struggling with a dilemma on a certain 
May night. It was her first appearance in the oratorical contest, but she took her place on the stage, 
and fought a victorious battle with the raging bull of "Quo Vadis. ' It was not her last victor)'. 
Dorothy, we know you have surmounted many a ditficulr>- these last four yeais, and we hope that 
they are but happy preludes to many greater and more glorious successes in the future. 

Class Vice-President 2 ; Dramatic Club 1, 2, .i, 4; College Play 2. 4: M. J. B. 
Debating Club 1, 3. 4; Le Cercle Fi.i>i(.ii.i 1. 2, 3. 4; Athletic Association 1. 2, 
3, 4; Glee Club 1. 2. 3, 4; Double Quartette 3, 4; Metaphysical Club 3. Presi- 
dent; Social Action Club. Program Committee; Oratorical Contest 1. 4; Chairman 
of Ring Committee 3; Editor-in-Chief of Elmata. 




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"Chiirms strike the sight, hut merit wins the soul." 



A bit of sophistication, a beautiful calm nature, a truly convincing manner, and a certain 
amount of poise, — these furnish the delightful personality of Alice. Al was the diplomat of our 
class. Many a time she has had a group of her classmates literally on the brink of conviction. 
Then a twinkle in her eye broke the spell, and they knew that Al was once more trying out her 
powers of persuasive oratory, mixing a little exaggeration to add a little spice. 

Even at the beginning of her college course, we youthful Freshmen were so impressed by 
her poise and executive ability that we chose her to hold the reins of government, and to direct 
our uncertain steed over rough ground of Freshman days. She proved successful in her office, and 
kept us on the road to the end. She welded our love for our new surroundings into a fidelity that 
has grown stronger each year. 

Al played center on our class basketball team, and frequently she "got the jump" on her 
opponent. Alice, may you play "center" on all the fields of the future and reach high for the ball 
of success — more than that! May you always get it. 

Class President 1 ; Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; M. J. B. Debating 
Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Frjiifais 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Metaphysical Club 3 ; Social Action Club 4; Publicity Manager 4. 



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MARGARET MAUREEN DRISCOLL 
170 Abbe Ave., Springfield, Mass. 
"M. D." 




"W'^here she met a stranger, there she left a friend." 



Margaret did not come to us: we came to her. Six years before the class of 1936 arrived at 
O. L. E., she knew the campus, as a student in the Academy; but we rejoice that she was here to 
welcome us, for we were the gainers. From the beginning she imbued us with her own enthusiasm 
for our college and its interests. 

Cheerful to help, willing to cooperate, efficient to execute, and delightful to know — that is 
"M. D." She carries joy wherever she goes, and has the unusual gift of passing this gladness on 
to those whom she meets. She loves life, and in the brightness of her smile, everyone else must 
share her love. 

We will long remember "M. D." for the many rides she furnished to Springfield or to any 
other point we wished to go. Her skill at the wheel is a class tradition. She was ever ready to 
pile a crowd into her car, and away they would go, north, south, east, or west as the "wind blew. " 
As a business woman, she was unsurpassed. A clear mind, a sense of values, and real efficiency 
made her record as business manager of our Year Book unrivalled in the history of the College. 
Her charming personality made her approach to strangers easy and she left them always thinking 
as she thought. The business end of our Year Book, thanks to her management, is a success for 
which the class of 1936 owes Margaret a standing vote of thanks. 

We hope that life will deal with you pleasantly, "M. D." and that the happiness you have 
brought the class of 1936 you will carry to your new fields of labor. Our prayer for you is one of 
thanksgiving for our good fortune in having you as a classmate, — "God bless you." 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; M. J. B. Debating Club 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Le Cercle Frtinfais 1, 2, 3, 4; Metaphysical Club 3; Social Action Club 4; Sodality 
1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Ring Committee 3; Business Manager 

of Elmata. 



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"Her wil and grace surpassed by none 
Fathioned her character, a u ondrous one." 



When we saw her smile, we grew interested; but when we heard her speak, we knew she 
belonged to the Class of 1936. From the start, we called her "Betty", and soon discovered that 
she was both brilliant and witty. We admired her courage when she told us that she would take 
both Spanish and French; now we congratulate her for the wonderful record she has made in both 
subjects. Her scholastic rank is among the highest. To add to our admiration, in no time at all, 
we found that she had many other interests besides studies. If there's one thing a basketball team 
needs as much as players, it's supporters. We found an ardent one in Betty; for we had but to 
mention a basketball game, and Betty was in the front row of spectators cheering our team to 
victory ! 

When it was a question of the Glee Club, Betty was always there with her strong alto voice. 
In addition to this, she was one of the leading members of our much praised Double Quartette. 
Whether an active participant or merely a spectator, she loyally supports all the activities of the 
college. In short, we can say she is an "all-round good scout." 

We will miss you, Betty, more than we realize; but the years to come will be brighter 
because of the memory of your curly head, and brilliant smile as you uttered one of your witticisms 
or perhaps recited one of your famous "nursery-rhymes." If the world knows you -as we have 
known you, it will love you. Success always and our love! 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Double Quartette 3, 4; Dramatic Club 

2, 3, 4; College Play 3; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Franfais 1, 2, 

3, 4, President 4; La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4; Metaphysical Club Vice-Presi- 
dent 3; Social Action Club 4; Ring Committee 3; Chairman Tickets and Publicity, 
Junior Prom; Chairman of Patrons, Senior Prom; Humor Editor of "Elmata". 



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PHILOMENE ALBERTINE GAGNE 
25 Highland Ave., Ludlow, Mass. 
"Phil'' 




"Born for success she seemed 
With grace to u in, with heart to hold 
With shining gifts that took all eyes." 



The class of 1936 was especially privileged to have as one of its members, a girl who 
excelled not only in her studies but in everything she attempted. "She did all things well" may 
truly be said of "Phil". For all her years with us, she delved into each task she attempted with 
all the enthusiasm and powers she possessed. She put her whole self into each new undertaking, 
and always made it a success. 

But besides that serious, studious and efficient young lady, we came to know another "Phil". 
At all our social functions, her wit was brilliant. Proms were her delight. Punning was "Phil's" 
specialty. The unusual situations she would pick to spring a pun often startled us; but they 
always added a little more joy to our happy days. 

The time for work and the time for play were never confused in her mind. She entered 
whole-heartedly into both, but at the proper time. Many admired this trait in her character, who 
could not imitate it perfectly. 

As O. L. E. sends the class of 1936 out into the world to win success, she can depend 
always upon this daughter to obtain it in fields of labor of which she can always be proud. We wish 
you success. "Phil", but above success we wish you happiness; the happiness you brought to 
our ranks. 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3. 4; College Play 2, 3. l: Glee Club 
1, 2, 3, 4; Double Quartette 3, 4; Orchestra 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Fran(ais 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Secretary 2, Vice-President 3; Metaphysical Club 3; Athletic Association 1, 2, 
3, 4; Social Action Club 4. 



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"God touched her soul, 
And left it full of tenderness divine: 



When the Divine Sculptor t(«)k up the human clay that was destined to be our Madeline, 
He must have had a whimsical, tender smile on His lips. For as life was infused into her soul. 
He breathed with it all the qualities which He embodies in "Christian". Charity — she is the very 
essence of it. It is doubtful if she has evei been heard to speak harshly of anyone. Certainly we 
have never heard anyone speak harshly of her. The warm red blood of love for her fellow beings 
mingles each moment in her being with the 'milk of human kindness," which is hers in super- 
abundant quantities. Her expressive eyes twinkle a gracious greeting to all; the lips laugh with 
you — never at you. Altogether too many know her as the quiet, serious rather shy girl of the 
cap and gown. To them her classmates could present another Madeline — that delightfully enter- 
taining, gay comrade of ours, with an almost unique ability of making dry stories amusing, and funny 
ones side-splitting. Her loyalty to her school and to her class has been an inspiration to all who 
have been fortunate enough to know her. 

May the Hand of Him who carved her give her as lovely a future, as He did a character. 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Club 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Fran(ciis 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Athletic Association 4; Metaphysical Club 3; Social Action Club 4; Glee Club 
1, 2, 3, 4; Senior Prom Chairman of Tickets and Publicity; Assistant Business 
Manager of "Elmata". 



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"Her character is as great as her irttelligeuce : 
Her sincerity is equalled only by her wisdom." 



With a rapid click of her heels, a snatch of a song on her lips, and a whirl of energy that 
left us speechless with admiration, the dark-eyed, smiling Claire danced into our midst — and, in- 
cidentally, into our hearts. In a surprisingly short time, her keen, clever mind established her in a 
foremost position in the scholastic ranks of the class. But even before that, and this is more 
commendable, her generous, unselfish nature, supplemented by her unique capacity of remaining the 
same true-blue Claire, regardless of the situation, established her firmly in our esteem. As much 
as we admire her amazing ability to do all things well, including completing next week's assign- 
ments before the rest of us have tomorrow's done, in a still greater degree we admire those qualities 
in her which have made her a friend of each and every one of us. No day is dark and gk)omy, 
when Claire is around. No matter what problem arises she's never too absorbed in her own affairs 
to lend a capable, helping hand. Were they able to speak, the walls of our classrooms could bear 
eloquent testimony of her intellectual expressions — just as the "gym" could re-echo the stirring 
cheers of the College led by our spirited cheer leader. 

Best of luck Clarita ! As part of the reward of our "Great Tomorrow" we hope for an 
eternal association with your gay, gallant character, that knows not defeat, and meets "Dame 
Trouble " with a smile. 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4, Secretary 2; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Metaphysical Club 3; 
Social Action Club President 4; La Carte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4, Secretary 2, 
President 3, 4; Assistant Humor Editor of Elmata. 



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RUTH MARIE HANAN 
20 Davis St., Holyoke, Mass. 



"To have an interesting personality is to be unconsciously 
a blessing." 



When the Hanan family registered the fourth member in the Class of 1936, it became the 
object of our deep and sincere fjratitude. For, in the four years that Ruth has been associated with 
us, she has proved her all-round excellence in everything she has undertaken. Tireless worker — her 
energy in class matters is as limitless as the bigness of her heart. Her supply of original ideas is 
paralleled only by her unique capability of carrying them out. A bit of a song — a flash of a smile 
— and a cheerful determination, to make the world a better place because she is in it, make up her 
day. That she succeeds admirably is manifested by the universality of her popularity with both 
faculty and students. The look of surprise with which she would greet that statement is a proof 
of her utter thoughtlessness of self. Her interests are wide and varied. Her name on any com- 
mittee assures the success of that group. Her influence as President of the Athletic Association has 
been the Chief factor in building up school spirit during her four years with us. In Ruth's 
lexicon, there's no such word as failure — that it may ever be thus is the sincere wish of her 
Classmates. 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Assocaition 1, 2, 3, 4, President 4; Metaphysical 
Club 3; Social Action 4; Dramatic 1, 2, 3, 4, Secretary 3, 4; Secretary 2. 



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"A blue eye is a true eye." 



Through her four years of college life, we have never known Mary to be anything but the 
cheerful and lovable girl she was the first day we met her. Now and then, there came to light 
that wee bit o'humor; and many a time her sparkling wit brightened our informal gatherings, when 
some young lady deemed it appropriate to release her "jokes" on innocent classmates. There were 
always more serious moments, when as mistress of her convictions, Mary was firm until proven 
wrong. She was never one to be deterred from the path of duty by a pretentious obstacle. Straight 
forward in her attack, she met everything with the level glance of her piercing blue eyes. Yes, 
Mary's illuminating glory is her eyes. IDeep blue m color, they reflect the sincerely simple yet 
firm, character which lies behind them. 

In her Junior year, Mary was chosen for the Oratorical Contest. She made us all proud of 
her by her splendid rendition of the "Bells of Innisfere." On that May night her pleasing voice 
was accurately attuned to the bells of her selection, and her heart-felt emotions rang out in mellow 
tones. Her College career has been a full one; yet every undertaking has been carried out with 
determination to a successful conclusion. 

As her fingers, like bands of steel, hold everything securely in the palm of her hands, so we 
trust will she grasp life with a firm grip and wrest from it, and hold forever the best it has to offer. 

Sodality 1,2, 3, 4; M. J. B. Debating Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Society 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; he Cercle Francais 1. 2, 3, 4; Metaphysical Club 
3; Social Action Club 4; Glee Club 1; Oratorical Contest 3; Class Will. 



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DOROTHY AGNES LUCAS 
PiTTSFiHLD, Mass. 
"Dot" 



"To ihine own sclj be true, and it must follow as the night the day. 
Thou canst not then he false to any man." 



The greatest compliment that can be paid to any student is to say that she commands the 
respect of her classmates. It is with the deepest sincerity that the members of the Class of 1936 
utter this expression of admiration for Dot. An unassuming manner, together with a spirit of 
fairness, ambition, and determination have been responsible for endearing her to the hearts of those 
with whom she comes in contact. 

A testimonial list lacking her nome would have constituted a veritable eighth wonder for 
the students of Our Lady of the Elms College. Yet it was ever obvious that Dot did not allow 
her scholastic achievements to obscure her generosity; for it was a common occurrence to behold her 
on the eve of an important examination patiently explaining the intricacies of some difficult 
mathematical or philosophical problem to a group of her less talented fellow students. 

The efforts of this industrious young lady along theatrical lines have been no less successful 
than those of the classroom. Her performances in "Richlieu" and "Pilate's Daughter" won the 
heartiest approval of those privileged to witness them. 

When the staunch associations of the past four years become just a memory, we shall not 
forget her remarkable intellectual ability, nor her willingness to come to the assistance of others. 

Vice-President 4; Sodality 1, 2. 3, 4; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; College Play 
2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Franfais 1, 2, 3, 4; La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4; Meta- 
physical Club 3; Social Action Club 4, Secretary; Oratorical Contest 1; Chairman 
of Favors and Programs, Junior Prom; Class Historian; Ring Committee; 
Associate Editor Elmata. 



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MARY ELIZABETH MANNING 

39 Longfellow Rd., Worcester, Mass 



"A huncljul of mother wit ii worth u bu\hul of learning." 



Attractive, sparkling, with unusual wit and vivacity, Mary goes her way. Her ready humor, 
smiling face, laughing eyes have gained for her a permanent place in the hearts of all. In things 
artistic and as a designer and modiste, Mary is second to none. With her originality and excellent 
taste, she always provided novel decorations and favors for our various school functions. 

Mary is sophisticated, collegiate and individual. No subject of conversation presents itself 
which Mary cannot discuss intelligently, and one need know her but a short time to observe her 
wide knowledge, and deep wisdom. Then, too, her inveterate flow of witticisms whiled away many 
a weary hour both in the dorm and in the study hall. 

Although Mary treated her studies with abandon, her class records show no blemishes. She 
has natural ability, and is one of those few fortunate persons who have the capability of grasping 
material quickly and imparting it with equal ease. Her pet subject is science in which, we, her 
classmates, are ever conscious of her abundant knowledge, and, she is always willing to share it 
with us. 

So now, as our days together as classmates come to an end, Mary, our word of farewell to 
you carries with it a sincere wish for your future success always. 

Sodality 2, 3, 4; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; M. J. B. Debating Club 1, 2, 
3, 4; Le Cercle Frani;ais 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1; Metaphysical Club 3; Social 
Action Club 4, Program Committee; Chairman of Music, Junior Prom. 




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"A fuerry heart is good medicine." 



Like her sister, Muriel's deft fingers are frequently seen at work assisting an amateur knitter. 
Always exact, and ever particular, whether at note-book, meals, or play, our second twin spells 
cheerful precision. 

Every day of our four years has shown us a different Muriel. Whether a resident at the 
college, or a commuter from abroad, she can always manage gracefully a minute or two for her 
friends in need of cheer or help. As assistant manager of the Year Book she has manifested a 
willing eagerness and capability which all her classmates have appreciated. When our minds are 
anxious over an etiquette problem, or we are dubious as to just "what to wear" Muriel can supply 
the information down to the smallest detail. Her answer always solves the problem. Then, too, 
it may be some technical expression of philosophy, some scientific phenomenon of biological lore 
that disturbs us. This half of the twins always knows just what it is all about. 

Your smile has made many an Elms' girl glad, as you swiftly traversed the basketball court, 
one of our best players, and 1936 is sincerely grateful to you for your help in attaining our long 
cherished basketball "champ " crcjwn. Grateful.'' Indeed, we're proud of you. 

Your classmates wish you happiness in whatever path of life you choose. Good luck! — 

Muriel. 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; M. J. B. Debating Club 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Le Cercle Franfais 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1; 
Metaphysical Club 3; Social Action Club 4; Assistant Business Manager of Elmata. 



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KATHLEEN ELAINE McDERMOTT 
4 Cottage St., Housatonic, Mass. 
"Kate" 




"Graced as thou art, with all the power of words." 



We became acquainted with Kate after our return from our first Christmas vacation, when 
she came to the "Elms" and joined the ranks of the Class of 1936. Since that first meeting, we 
have found her as enthusiastic and untiring member of class and college groups. 

Interested in all extra-curricula activities, Kate joined all possible clubs, and manifested in 
each a desire to participate actively, and help eagerly. In her Senior year, she was elected Prefect 
of the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin, an honor she proved herself worthy of accepting, and a posi- 
tion she showed herself capable of filling. 

Kate's hobby is dramatics. During her presidency of the Dramatic Club, a renewed interest 
in its activity was manifested by the presentation of class one-act plays. Her ability and knowledge 
of the stage was manifestly noticeable in the presentation of "Pilate's Daughter." As stage manager 
of that play during her Junior year, she added what was essential to a good cast and direction, thus 
helping to make the play the huge success it was. This year she has played the leading role of 
Leah, and 'tis with pride we say, that if you didn't see the presentation, you missed an excellent 
bit of acting. 

As a public speaker, she was outstanding. We were proud of Kate when she stepped from 
the platform of the auditorium, winner of the coveted Marshall prize for oratory. She brought 
us honor, and we're happy that she chose to cast her lot with our class. 

Kate, your independent spirit and indomitable will should carry you far toward a brilliant 
future. Your class at O. L. E. wishes for you a successful life, and feels certain that you will do 
much to bring fame to your Alma Mater. 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4, Prefect 4; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice-President 3, Presi- 
dent 4; M. J. B. Debating Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Fram-a/s 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Metaphysical 3; Social 
Action Club 4; Oratorical Contest 2, 3, Winner 3; Chairman of Patrims Junior 

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"Music, when soft voices die, 
Vibrates in the memory." 



Peg is the musician par excellence of our class. Her agile fingers on the piano keys urged 
the Glee Club on to greater efforts toward honor and glory. Her skill as a musician has brought 
the orchestra through many a trying appearance. Indeed, many a stranger after attending an "Elm's" 
Concert has returned to his home and to the lists of musicians in the Book of Fame has added 
the name of Margaret Murphy. 

But we mustn't forget to mention that this Titan-haired maiden was the professors' delight 
during her four years sojourn at Our Lady's College. We base this statement on the fact that never 
has it been known that Peg appeared in any class unprepared. 

St. Mary's in the "Whip City sent her to us with the reputation of a scholar; and to this we, 
the Class of '36 say, "She never let them down." 

Our parting word to you Peg is — "If you play the game of life as you have played the 
game of college, with God on your side, victory already is in your keeping." 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; College Play 3, 4; M. J. B. Debating 
Club 1, 2, 3; La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4, "Vice-President 3; Glee Club 1, 2, 
3, 4, "Vice-President 3, President 4; Metaphysical Club 3; Social Action Club 4; 
"Vice-President of Class 3; Class Marshall; Chairman of Music, Senior Prom; 
Associate Editor of Elmata. 



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KATHLEEN LILIAN O LEARY 
153 Locust St., HoLVOKn, Mass. 
"Kiki" 




"Of soul sincere, in action jaithjul, and in honor clear." 



With the persuasive lips of a Demosthenes, the clear reasoning of an Aristotle, and comely 
grace of Kathleen L. O'Leary, this young lady has become an ubiquitous figure in our class and club 
activities. With remarkable ease, she, as presiding officer, lent dignity to the meetings of the 
Debating Club. Often, as participant in interclass debates, she has, with unquestionable logic and 
an occasional flash of wit, led our section to victory. Nor, are her activities limited to that oratorical 
art alone. For we, of the Class of 1936, appreciative of true worth and ability, have four times 
elected her as successful treasurer of our Class. The College Orchestra, too, claims her active 
membership, and the Athletic Association knows her ability. 

"Kiki" seemed to rejoice in difficult Latin passages. With a certain determination and 
pertinacity characteristic of her, she ultimately arose triumphant over every difficulty from Plautus 
to St. Augustine. 

In all she has undertaken she has been fortunate; for to her belongs the desirable qualities 
of perseverance, popularity, and adroitness ; and that she knows how to use all three is manifested 
by her success. Doubtless these characteristics will be "Kiki's" forever, and will be inseparable 
from the happy future which we all know will be hers. 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Treasurer 1, 2, 3, 4; M. J. B. Debating Club 1, 2, 3, 4, 
Secretary 2, President 4; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4, 
Vice-President 2, President 3; Le Cercle Fran(ais 1, 2, 3, 4; Metaphysical Club 
3; Social Action Club 4; Orchestra 1, 2; String Ensemble 3, 4; Associate Editor 

of Elmata. 



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"Love one another." 



So sweet is the disposition of this little lady, that the casual observer is tempted to include 
her in the proverbial "door-mat" class. Upon further acquaintance, however, he would immediately 
detect the falseness of his impression, for although "Ruthie" proceeds gently on her busy way, 
"with malice towards none." she is very capable of defending her rights. 

It is needless to say that Ruth made many friends during her stay at O. L. E. We all love 
those who deal kindly with others, and Ruth does this in a superlative way, all her own. A faithful 
student, a lovable classmate, and a true sportsman. "Ruthie" need have no regrets in reviewing the 
history of her college days. Her velocity and skill on the basketball floor were indeed remarkable 
in so dainty an individual. 

Perhaps Ruth's most outstanding characteristic is that rare quality of just being herself. 
That she is a go-getter" is evidenced by the results of her generous efforts in securing "ads" for 
our Year Book. May she have the same success in attaining the heights to which she aspires, and 
which she so well deserves. 

Although the departure of this devoted daughter is a sad one for Alma Mater, she is 
content in knowing that many will be cheered by Ruth's childlike simplicity and prompted through 
her splendid example, 'To. love one another. " 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4, "Vice-Prefect 3 -, Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; College Play 3, 4; 
Le Cercle Franfais 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Metaphysical Club 3; 
Social Action Club 4; Assistant Business Manager of Elmata. 



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FRANCES SIMONICK 
7 GfLANDviEw St., Chicopee, Mass 
"Frj.nnie" 



'To those u ho knou- thee not. no uords cm pMnl. 
And those uho know thee, knou all uords are fMnt." 



Pl&isantly humorous, invariably loyal, and the possessor of a cii..: exterior is franme. 
Always has she been recognized as one to whom hypocricy is absolutely foreign. Her keen intellect 
has easily grasped the most profound problems of science. To her is attributed that mark of per- 
fection in philosophy which is so coveted by all but attained by few. 

Admired by students and professors. Frannie has pursued her scholastic way with an irn- 
pemirbabiliry which is peculiar to her composed and efficient self. An intetise reader, she prolits 
by the classical suggestions of her lectures. She is fortunately blessed with a vast supply of practical 
and scientific knowledge, and a splendid memory. As she is talkative with regard to scholastic 
difficulties, so is she silent when conversation takes a more personal trend. A fine defender of her 
friends, she rejects rumors, demands facts, and is always true. 

To have known Fratmie as a friend, to have come in contact with her as a student, has fcieen 
an education in itself, an education which gives one a true sense of values, an admiration for gentle 
dignity, and an appreciation for self-possession. 

It is our heartiest wish that all the fine dreams of our witty Frances may come true. 

Sodality 1. 2. 3. 4; Dramatic Club 1. 2, 3. 4: M. J. B. Debating Club I. 2: 
Athletic Association 1. 2. 3. 4. Treasurer 4: Le Cercle FrjniJis I. 2. 3, 4; Meta- 
physical Club 3. Secretary: Social Action Club 4, Vice-President. 



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HELEN CATHERINE STONE 
61 PoMEROY Ave., Pittsfield, Mass. 



"Ne'er saw I, nor jelt a calm so deep." 



Commuting from our neighboring cixy for four years, each morning, Helen has calmly joined 
our ranks, bringing with her a gentle humor which flashes from her brown eyes and lights her face 
with a smile that bespeaks the joy of living. Yes, joy she has indeed, for whether she is doing 
work or play. Helen's heart and soul are in that which she is doing. 

Her ability is not along one line alone, but every subject tells of victory for this classmate 
of ours. We must not fail to mention the enviable reputation she has gained in our philosophy 
classes by her clear logic and excellent reasoning. When we, her classmates came to appreciate 
Helen's gifts, we were not surprised to learn of the forensic ability which is another of her latent 
powers, and which has helped to win many victories for the Class of '36. Her firm arguments and 
cool, collected appearance have been the inspiration and wonder of many of the underclassmen. 
Then, too. as a leader, she has, in the offices she held in Our Blessed 'Virgin's Sodality, proved 
successful. 

But all work and no play would be dull indeed; and, as we gaze back upon our years spent 
within these halls of learning, we have many happy memories to share with Helen. Our fun has 
been greater because you have shared it with us. It is our hope, as we say farewell, that the 
victories you have gained here in O. L. E. be but forerunners of the victories you will win in life. 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4, Treasurer 3; M. J. B. Debating Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle 
Franfais 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3. 4; Glee Club 1; Metaphysical 
Club 3; Social Action Club 4; Class Prophet. 



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"Soft peace she brings uiheteret she arrivesJ 



For u: Lir inoTj. but happy years, we have enjoyed the sweet conqsaiiioaship of Ceil. Tne 
moment we saw her. that gentle Insh smile stole into our hearts, and tbete it has grown bnghter 
and warmer as the years passed. Her calm disposinon and trusnng confidence, whether in peace 
or strife, have often made us feel ashamed of our own lack of self-control. XCe rememijer her 
quiet humor even from Freshman days, when we poor Frosh ' were so " abused" in Elocunon 
Class. As an ardent worker in the soaenes of our college, she has shown her powers of leadership 
m many ways. Many a day, we saw Ceil driving off the campus with live or sii passengers for 
Spnngfield: and, yet. there always seemed to be room for one more who had started to trudge her 
weary way home. 

Thus, unselfish and unchanged, she has peacefully gone her way. Is there any wonder that 
we love her? We have no idvice to offer you. Ceil, as we say. ■Adieu!" We can only extend 
from our hearts, glowing from the warmth of your fnendshup. a fond wish for your future success 
and happiness! 

Sodality 1. 2. 3. 4. Treasurer 4: I>ramatic Qufa 1. 2. 5. 4. Secretary 2: M. J. B. 
Debating Club 1. 2. 3; Glee Qub 1, 3. 4; Cercle Frsni^jis 1. 2. 3. 4: Athletic 
Associatioa 1. 2. 3. 4: Metaphysical Club 5 ; Social Action Club 4. Program Com- 
minee; General Chainrun of Junior Prom; Assocaite Editor of Eknata; Class 

Day Orator. 



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VIVIANNE EILEEN WALLACE 
1079 Worcester St., Indian Orchard, Mass. 
"Vii- 



"Heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, and the hand 
to execute." 



Lovingly and loyally, as Jeanne d'Arc led the armies of France, Vivianne has led us through 
three years of joy and sorrow, peace and turmoil, until now we stand upon Commencement Heights 
and gaze back o'er the conquered land. Her smile of welcome, her nod of approval, her word 
of encouragement have been our beacon lights during these happy and successful years. Whether 
it s work or play, she throws herself into it with heart and soul, and we are right behind her. 
She's the first to join our fun, and can find herself in mischief as easily as the rest of us. The next 
moment, however, she is the President of the Senior Class, sternly laying down some law or 
proposing some new activity. 

"Tis with love, we call her classmate; 'tis with pride we point to her as the President of 
the Class of 1936. Well may we be grateful for so generous a leader, for she has guided us 
smoothly over the difficulties we have encountered, often at sacrifice to her own personal views. 
We need not wish you success, Viv; that is assured. But our love and prayers go with you on 
whatever road life leads you. 



Class Vice-President 1; Class President 2, 3, -1; Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatic 
Club 1, 2, 4; M. J. B. Debating Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Franfais 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Secretary 3; Metaphysical Club 3; Social Action Club 4; Athletic Association 1, 2, 
3, 4, Treasurer 2, Vice-President 3; Glee Club 2, 3, 4, Associate Editor of Elmata. 



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"A might) spirit fills this little frame." 



They say good things come in small packages, and this was easily proved to us four years 
ago by the Freshman who joined our ranks. We know her today as the girl who resents being 
called "Walshy". and insists that the name is Margaret. " 

Petite as she may be, her talents are great and varied. Do you remember the Junior Prom 
of 1936? Remember how the gym " was transformed into a beautiful moonlit garden under her 
clever supervision.^ If we ever wanted a poster or such, Margaret took a scrap of colored paper 
and a bit of paste, and — presto — our desire was fulfilled. As for dramatics, we can proudly boast 
that in this line she holds her own, whether she portrays a sophisticated young lady or a charming 
little girl. On the basketball court, she is so swift and light that where the ball is. Margaret is, 
and the ball is hers. 

We can always detect her presence in a crowd by harking in all directions for some snappy, 
witty remarks. There she is. We have often threatened to ostracize her for these same remarks, 
but in the face of these dire threats, she stands fearless. There is a good-natured, wholesome love 
for this clever member of "36 in all our hearts. Ntargaret. whenever things go wrong, remember 
our "informal class meetings ". and smile. We wish you success always and Godspeed. 

Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; M. J. B. Debating Club 3: Le Cercle 
Fran(ais 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3. 4; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3. 4; Meta- 
physical Club 3; Social Action Club 4; College Play 2, 3; Chairman of Decora- 
tions, Junior Prom and Senior Prom ; Assistant Editor of Elmata. 



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Class History 

Scene : A college giri s room. 
Time: 4 P. M. 

Cksracters: Viv Grin and Doc Prim. 

HE scene opeis with a girl frantically scribbling and discarding in crumpled pieces 
\\V tbe results of ber labor. As she earnestly works, a sudden commotioD announces 

the arrival of her amiable room-mate. 
Vn — Aha! the great historian is at work! 
Dot — Perhaps that is what you would call it! 
Vit — Well, vou know. Doc, it is all in a gocxi stan. 

Dot — (withering her with a glance) I came to that cciKlusioa an hour ago! I can set 

that you are going to be a big help. 
Vh — I may not be much of i help, but it is easy. 
Dot — All right. Miss Smaxty, how would jom start it? 
T/r — Well, we came — 
Dot — Bright girl! 

Vit — September 14. I remember that one! 

Dot — Don't we all though. It was the begitming of many happy experiences which 
I will never forget. 

Vir — After that first Mass of the Holy Ghost, that all-inuring program of ours b^ao. 
Dot — It really wasn t very difficult! The Seniors were excepdooally nice to us and garc 

us a party that Saturday night. Remember? 
Vh — I II never forget. I thought Saturday night parties were a college cusoMn. 
Dot — Thev were. Viv. but after that Sister Lawrence Marie took charge in the chapel. 
Vit — And we all used to beat a hasty retreat down the aisle to aroid pulling the org^n. 
Dot — And speaking of retreats, will you ever forget our first retreat given by Father 

Sanson? 

Vit — Seier.' the fear of being one of Father Stinsoo s walking paint boxes haunted me 
for months. 

Dot — Then came our Freshman Reception. We had a grand rime, didn't we? 

I 'it — ^Yes. by the time it came my turn to tell my name and where I came from, I wished 

I were one of chose unknown quanriries cf the Math class. 
Dot — ^Weren't we excited about our first elecdoos? 1 remember that AI Daonellan was 

elected president. Viviatme Wallace, vice-president: Mary Murphy, secretary and 

Kathleen O'Leary. treasurer. 
Vit — Yes. cur elecnons came late that Tear, just before Thanksgiving. 
Dot — Which reminds me of our inirial acrivitv as a class in giving Thanksgivmg baskets. 

I shall never forget the look of gradtude on the faces of those pet^ile. 
I' It — Yes, it made my turkey taste twice as good. 

Dot — After our Thanksgiving vacarion, we had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Paulding 

give "The School for ScandaL" 
Vir — (a look) And then came the Quistmas party. 1 seriously think ±2: I tn oyed 

that more than any ocher entertainment that vear. 
Dot — I agree with you on that. And then our long Christinas vacation. 
Vit — Hut was a grand vacarion but what remains in my mind are all those nud-vear 

exams which gave us Freshmen those fashioaable daik cundes unier our eyes, and 

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Dot — Oh, but Father Hurley s lecture on Lourdes came before that; and then too, there 

was the Holy Cross Concert the night before Lent began. 
Vh — Right you are I And the next morning after firm resolutions to give up candy 

for Lent most of the Elms' girls received big packages of candy for Valentine's 

day. That was one of the unlisted tr.igedies on the dramatic program for the year. 
Dot — But after the Easter vacation we surprised ourselves and everybody else by winning 

the play contest and presenting ' The Far-away Princess " for the public with the 

musical clubs at their annual concert. 
Vh — In speaking of dramatic ability will you ever forget those weekly oral expression 

periods ? 

Dot — No, I certainly shall not : but they proved profitable in the annual oratorical contest 

when Dot Cruze was given honorable mention. 
Vh — "Weren't we thrilled I 

Dot — Then the night we were received into the Sodality! I still retain a beautiful picture 
of that evening in my mind. Flowers on the altar, richness of vestments standing 
out in sharp contrast to our sombre black and white. 

Vh — However, graduation followed very soon after and brought with it one of the most 
outstanding memories of the whole year, — Mrs. Alfred Smith receiving the Via 
Veritas Medal. Were we proud ? And why not — it was a grand way to end a 
grand year I 

SOPHOMORE YEAR 

Dot — Yes, Freshman Year certainly was a wonderful year, Viv, but all our years at 
O. L. E. have proven that. Take for instance our Sophomore Year when we 
greeted one another on registration day with ail the gaiety which is characteristic 
of Sophomores. 

Vit — Perhaps you would call it "gaiety ", Dot, but I am afraid the faculty would give 

the term "Sophomore " a more literal interpretation when applied to us. 
Dot — But we soon proved our ability to be serious when, at our first business meeting, 

we elected "Viv" Wallace, President; "Dot" Cruze, Vice-President; Ruth Hanan, 

Secretary and "Kick"' O Leary, Treasurer. 
Vtt — And wasn't it a happy feeling seeing the Freshmen being initiated, and realizing 

that our Sophomore rank protected us from going through the same siege? 
Dot — Yes, but it was a happier feeling still to realize I could really enjoy a bridge game 

such as we played at the Silver Bridge party. 
Vn — That party was a shining success. (Squelching look from Dot.) But at any rate 

Father Kelley's retreat was. He was perfect — and that unforgettable line — "It is 

later than you think 1" 

Dot — Will you ever forget our first Parents' Day.^ (Removing her glasses and dignified 
mien, she bursts forth with Jingle Bells.) Putting her glasses back on — "What 
a day!" 

Vh — But we did win the Basketball game. 

Dot — Yes, and a few days later we won the approval of the whole school by the novel 
Hallowe'en Party, we gave in honor of the Seniors on the eve of their Cap and 
Gown Sunday. 

Vn — Then we put aside such entertainment and for the next two weeks we took up the 
serious business of fully appreciating Dr. Paulding in his Shakespearean Institute. 

Dot — That seemed a season of speakers; don't you remember. Father Cu,sack came at 
about that time and delivered his most interesting talk on Auriesville. 

Vii — That gave us material for discussions in the dormitory and study hall until our 
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Dot — But the Glee Club gave a wonderful Christmas Concert that year. Their excellent 
rendition of the beautiful carols was a source of inspiration to all of us. 

Vii — Speaking of inspiring occasions — will you ever forget the awe inspiring scene which 
we witnessed the next day when our classmate Ann Haran took the veil? 

Dot — That was worth postponing our Christmas vacation a day. 

Vii — After those mid-year exams, I was ready to postpone my vacation indefinitely. 
I'm glad I didn't though, for I might net have seen our tirst college play, "Rich- 
lieu. " 

Dot — Or the thrill cf the Junior Prom and the enjoyment of the private lecture that 

Father Hubbard gave us a few days later. 
Vh — I didn't hear him speak, but I didn't miss one word of the descriptions in the dorm 

after it. 

Dot — It certainly was worthy of remembrance and we did remember it when he returned 
the next year. 

Vh — With the coming of spring we sprang into action with our annual presentation of 

the Musical Clubs and Dramatic Society. 
Dot — And if I remember correctly we were well represented in the oratorical contest. 

that year, weren't we? 
Viv — Right you are. Kate McDermott gave us "God's Jester," and nearly won first prize. 
Dot — Things seemed to happen quickly after that, and it didn't seem any time before 

we were trotting off to one of the happiest evenings of the year — the Senior Prom. 

Graduation and our honored guest. Miss O'Reilly, arrived a few days later. 
Vii — And putting our tassels from the second corner of our College caps to the third 

we became Jolly Juniors." 

JUNIOR YEAR 

Dot — That is all right, Viv, and we registered a day late that September because we 
were jolly Juniors, you know. 

Viv — We might have been a day late registering but neither the faculty nor ourselves 
wasted any time getting started. 

Dot — No, we elected our officers with Viv Wallace, President; Peg Murphy, Vice- 
President; Widge Clifford, Secretary; Kick O'Leary, Treasurer, and we were look- 
ing forward to the Freshman Reception which was to be held soon. 

Vii — And as Sister classes run, I really think those Sisters of ours would win any race. 

Dot — Say, who gave our retreat that year? 

Viv — Father Dolan — I didn't smile once during those three days. 

Dot — Ah, but soon afterwards we began getting ready for our Junior Prom. 

Viv — Sure enough ! And that Prom was destined to be a success right from the start. 
Remember the committee: Music, Mary Manning; Favors and Programs, Dot 
Lucas; Decoration, Margaret Walsh; Refreshments, Ruth Hanan ; Publicity, Betty 
Fitzpatrick; Patrons and Patronesses, Kate McDermott, with Ceil Sullivan as 
General Chairman. 

Dot — If I remember correctly. Dr. Paulding was good in Macbeth that year. 
Viv — Yes, so was the hot dog roast we had at the Capitol. 

Dot — I should say! We meant to go to Mount Tom — the Chicopee weather intenened 

and we all landed at the Capitol. What a hot dog roast! 
Viv — Speaking of warm occasions, did we ever get hot and bothered about those first 

philosophy exams. By the time they finished, I was afraid to sit in a chair for 

fear it was a figment of the mind. 
Dot — But the turkey dinner we all enjoyed just before Christmas vacation was no figment 

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Vh' — So was the Christmas Concert — the musical members of the Glee Club were almost 
as good as the night they packed the Springfield Auditorium. 

Dot — Yes, and incidentally, Father Hubbard was down there that night, too, (sarcastic- 
ally). 

K/r — Wasn't that a lucky coincidence! 

Dot — Yes — but will you ever forget the luck we had when an epidemic of measles broke 

out on the night before our Junior Prom. 
Vif — Well, even the speckled atmosphere did not prevent its being the best Junior Prom 

ever. 

Dot — I should say not! Neither did it interfere with the success of our first production 
of "Pilate's Daughter." Little did I think I would ever see our auditorium so 
packed. 

K/r — Packed, you say. Didn't we have to drag chairs from all parts of the building to 

accommodate them all. 
Dot — Even at that, there were enough left over to furnish a capacity audience for a 

second performance after Easter. 
K//' — What a success! But you know what I liked? Mary's Day program down at the 

new shrine. We set up so many of these splendid customs that year! May they 

all continue! 

Dot — Say, how did we make out in the oratorical contest that year .'' 

Vh' — Why we came out on top. Kate McDermott won and Mary Harrington gave us 

a very worthy presentation. Ouch ! 
Dot — What's the matter with you.-* 

Vh' — I still have crinks in my leg from that trip to Auriesville. 

Dot — Well, your "crinks" are well worth it. Those shrines and outdoor stations and 

the beautiful coliseum — 
Viv — Yes, and the bugs and the caterpillars — but I agree it was a grand day. 
Dot — Commencement came a few days later, didn't it? 

Vir — Yes, and brought with it our mysterious and interesting medalist from Mexico — 
Sophie del Valle. And the Seniors are gone — long live the Seniors ! 

SENIOR YEAR 

Dot — It didn't seem possible that we were registering for the last time that fall — did 
it, Viv? 

V/i' — I should say not, and the lack of time that we had to think about it was a blessing. 
Dot — That's right — we'd hardly unpacked before elections were claiming our attention. 

Viv Wallace was elected president — 
F/r — Dot Lucas, vice-president — I guess my memory isn't so bad. 

Dot — Remarkable! And Margaret Canavan was secretary, and for the fourth time. Kick 
O'Leary was elected treasurer. That choice of such an important position is, I 
think, a toast to our good judgment. 

Vif — Check! Why there isn't some silver among Kick's gold is beyond me; for her 
ability to collect our silver would make our war debts a thing of the past, if 
Congress knew about her. She certainly made a shining success of that job. 

Dot — But our class has always made a success of every job it undertook. Take, for 
instance, the Freshman Reception. 

Viv — Shades of Major Bowes — will you ever forget that amateur hour — 

Dot — The poor Freshmen — but when it came to good sportsmanship, why they were 
professionals. 

V/v — Right you are — and it was a grand way to initiate them into "Elms ways" — what- 
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Dot — One of those "ways" was pointed out to us all a short time afterwards, when we 
were forced to face the future days without the helpful and guiding wisdom of 
our friend, teacher, and vice-president. Retreat that year was especially good — 
we were all in the mood for it. 

Vh' — Father Tivnan wasn't it, Dot.-* I'll never forget his expressive hands. His descrip- 
tion of the camel journeys in the desert were so real, I looked for a sandstorm to 
come howling down the aisle any minute. 

Dot — Speaking of dramatics — the Shakespearean Institute followed shortly afterwards, 
didn't it.^ 

Viv — Yes — and then — day of days ! Cap and Gown Sunday ! A red letter day — with 

snow and ice for trimmings. 
Dot — Yes — and although we were terribly proud — there was a heavy sadness about it — 
let's not talk about it. 

Viv — Do you remember how the members of our class skidded over to the Wayside for 
our banquet! 

Dot — Skidded was no word for it — but it seems to me we did a lot of skidding about 
that time. 

Viv — What do you mean.'' I don't remember anyone falling — it wasn't Prom time. 
Dot — No, silly, I mean the night of our Thanksgiving dance at the Bridgway. I'll never 

forget that night as long as I live. It was a financial success for the Year Book, 

and everyone seemed to enjoy it immensely. 
Viv — After they got there — yes. It was almost a Christmas party before some of our 

"long-distancers" arrived. 
Dot — Oh, the Christmas party — like all our parties, it has a place in my memory. 
Viv — You're right there. Dot. But in a very prominent place among our Senior year 

memories, I'll keep that Senior-alumnae basketball game. You could have bowled 

me over — or should I say "balled — when I discovered that in spite of a few 

kinks, for which I was duly thankful, the alumnae could still play a very good game. 
Dot — Yes — and another grand Senior year memory is the one dedicated to the Valentine 

Party which our sister class gave us. 
Viv — Right — when it comes to getting nice ideas packed with originality and ability of 

carrying them through — even Dan Cupid would have to do some fancy shooting 

to hit the mark set by the Sophomores. 
Dot — I'll never forget those cute little bouquets — and our fortunes! 
Viv — What a class we'll be if we turn out the way those fortunes predict — what a grand 

party — "lights out" came too quickly. 
Dot — And the first thing we knew we were looking forward to St. Patrick's and St. 

Joseph's days and wondering what we would do with the Senior privilege of the 

day in between. 

Viv — Yes — and we all ended up by going into the Ark business — boiled water, "kitchen- 
cut" bread, and trips to the tower in between periods were all the novelties we had. 
By the time the flood was over I was ready to apply for the "Crow's nest" station 
on any ship. 

Dot — But things were back to normal before we presented "Pilate's Daughter!" What a 
success that was. 

Viv — It certainly was — it would take more than a flood to spoil that presentation, — 

another of our Junior year's institutions! 
Dot — But we were glad to go on our Easter vacation and get rested up for our Senior 

Bridge Party. 

Viv — That was a real salute to May — cute May baskets, a May pole, plants in gay cover- 



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ings for prizes, and a happy crowd We certainly put money into the Elmata 
that night. 

Dot — The Senior's usual success, though! (boastfully). The public debate also showed 
that. Viv Wallace and Helen Stone, together with a sister classmate, proved con- 
clusively that all the political and economic troubles of the day would be solved, 
if we would adopt the principles of the Union for Social Justice. Were we happy! 

Viv — But that isn't all of which the Senior class was proud. When honors were given 
out a few days later, Phil Gagne was valedictorian ; Claire Gregory, salutatorian, 
and Dot Cruze won the third honor. 

Dot — Oh! the Seniors were proud of their members for one thing right after another, 
it seemed. Remember the oratorical contest? Ruth Hanan won second prize, 
and Dot Cruze and Margaret Walsh represented the class very well. 

F/r — Oh! — clever members! — clever class! 

Dot — I never saw commencement week come as quickly as it did that year. 

Vii' — Yes, it came and went — commencement week for the Seniors, and "'learning-to- 
march" week for everyone else. I did not know my, right foot from my left, 
when I came here — now I could put any goose-stepper to shame. The benefits of 
a college education ! 

Dot — So many things happened that week that it is just one big happy memory. But I 
shall never forget the picnic the Juniors gave us at Lake Congamond. What a time! 

Viv — Grand — simply grumptous! I swam so much I thought I would not be able to 
walk for a week. 

Dot — I noticed you were all right class day. 

Viv — Now that was a class day that was a class day, — original, spicy, and great fun. 

Dot — I believe everyone agreed that it was a red letter day in our lives, and it certainly 
made an impression on those who witnessed it. 

Viv — But don't forget our Prom, Dot. Amid cool pines, and hill tops, and a quaint 
Alpine atmosphere, the Elms' maidens danced away to their hearts' content, and 
agreed it was the best ever. 

Dot — It was lovely, and our farewell Prom was a greater success than anticipated by even 
the most optimistic of us. But the Alumnae banquet the next night made us 
realize very sharply that we were to say farewell to our Alma Mater as under- 
graduates in the great world outside. 

Viv — The cold, cruel world, you mean. Oh, I don't think we have to worry. Our Lady 
of the Elms has fortified us well to take our stand with the best of them out there. 
Baccalaureate Sunday with all it stands for made me realize that. 

Dot — Yes, the end was drawing near. It seemed like yesterday when we were standing 
on the threshold of that new adventure— college. Here we were again, standing 
on a threshold, but college life was behind us — and before us? Well, I guess that 
remains to be seen. 

Viv — Yes, I guess it does. 

Dot — Graduation came and went like a dream. Our diplomas in our hands, and high 
hopes in our hearts, we said goodbye to our friend, guide, and teacher for four 
years — Our Lady of the Elms ; and we looked to the future with a fervent prayer 
that it would be as happy and successful as our years of college life had been, 

Dorothy A. Lucas 
ViviANNE E. Wallace 

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Class Prophecy 



Helen C. Stone 

"^♦♦HAT shall we all be doing ten years from now?" How many times have I heard 
1-1-1 that question asked during my four years at O. L. E. ! Each time someone 
offered her personal surmise, according to her way of evaluating the future. 
But now, classmates of '36, in response to an innate conviction that, "My guess is as 
good as yours," I'm going to look into the future, and tell you what I see. Even as I 
speak the future years pass in quick review before my eyes. They seem far away, and 
yet they are very near. How distinctly I see Claire Gregory running down the vista of 
years to success. It wouldn't be natural if Claire were not first. Yes, there she is, 
chief instructress in the Gregorian School for Girls. Wouldn't you expect to find Claire 
teaching where the Gregorian chant holds first place on the curriculum? But music 
calls my attention to Peg Murphy, whose lovely hands have moved over the ivories many 
times for us at O. L. E. Shall we ever forget her classical concerts and her impromptu 
dance music? Now I see Peg presiding over the destinies of the great Conservatory 
of Music in Boston. Imagine the honor awaiting us in future years. We shall remem- 
ber with pride that this celebrity walked with us through the halls at Our Lady of 
the Elms! 

The atmosphere of the courtroom settles about me. I hear a firm clear voice say, 
"Your Honor, I object . . ." There in posture dignified and erect, defending her ground 
and not yielding an inch, stands Dot Lucas, pleading her case. With Dot's firm logic 
and overpowering arguments, Dot's client is safe. The Philo Vance of the future will 
welcome her as a competent rival. 

A little farther in the distance, tucked away among the hills on the road to Williams- 
town, I see a large white colonial house. A huge sign at the entrance reads "Convalescent 
Hospital." Straining my eyes a bit, I can see a bronze tablet bearing the founder's 
name. It is Rita Buckley. Rita's quiet humor can find no worthier outlet than this 
picturesque haven for those who are seeking cheer on the long, weary road to renewed 
health. But there is more on the tablet, — Mary V. Harrington, M. D. — Chief of the 
Staff. Mary always said she would be a doctor, and perseverance is her strongest virtue. 
As I travel farther up in that section, I come to the library at Williams College. A sweet 
little lady with dark hair and smooth, apple blossom cheeks is handing out books to 
eager youths. Of course it is Ruth Quinn. I'm sure that many a William's student 
will feel the charm of Ruth's sweet smile, and be all the happier for it. 

A bright spot on the other side of the mountain in the direction of Stockbridge 
claims my attention next. A playhouse! The billboard tells me that the "Elaine 
Players," under the direction of Miss Kathleen McDermott, are giving one of their 
masterpieces. Kate's love for the theatre, so apparent all through her college days has 
carried her on to success. She is assisted by Dorothy Cruze, who acts as supervisor 
of voice and expression. Dorothy's beautifully cultured voice, which has held us spell- 



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bound so often, is still finding a wide field for labor. On the same staff, there is Betty 
Fitzpatrick, who directs the training of gesture and routine. We all have found special 
delight in the grace of her gestures in the old college plays. Another college town 
appears upon the horizon ; in its midst there is a bit of color ; black and green it is. 
Ah! a little College Book and Gift Shoppe; and the proprietors are Mary Ann Clifford 
and Kathleen L. O'Leary. These two girls always had tastes in harmony; and their 
love for quaint things is now making their Shoppe popular. Hark! I hear the murmur- 
ing, which is characteristic of a crowd. It grows more distinct. People are talking 
about a lecturer, who held the audience spellbound with her eloquence. The name? 
Elizabeth Conway! Her oration is an invective against the modern birth control move- 
ment. Elizabeth always has believed in putting to good use what she has learned in 
her Religion course. 

As I come down the valley, I have a bird's-eye view of Holyoke, Chicopee, and 
Chicopee Falls. I can see Frances Simonick. She is now, as she always was, the same 
to everybody. Frances is married to her "South'n gen'lmen," and living very "happily 
ever after." Yonder is the little house that used to be the home of the Garvey family. 
No one is there now. The Garvey's new home is in Washington, where Madeline is 
working very industriously in the Diplomatic Corps at the Capitol. Somehow I always 
knew that Madeline would make a name for herself. Her unruffled mien and her 
gentle tact in smoothing things over were never meant to be wasted on a small town. 

The "City of Homes" demands my attention. This city has harbored many "Elms" 
girls in college days, and still does, if my eyes do not deceive me. On upper State 
Street, a tiny school shelters the children of Springfield's elite. Here they are instructed 
in the "three R's". Margaret Canavan is in charge. Margaret's love for children, a 
source of amusement to us at school, has found its objective here. No mother need 
fear for her little ones, where Margaret is in charge. A glance toward the Mercy 
Hospital reveals Margaret Driscoll at her chosen life work. She is supervisor of the 
Diet Kitchen. "M. D." as she was affectionately called by those who knew her, with 
her pleasing personality and skill in management is a treasure in any organization, 
hospital or otherwise. 

This lovely city holds my interest long. The Classical High School opens its 
portals to my gaze, and who do you suppose is the Head of the Latin department? 
Cecilia Sullivan! Cecilia is reaping the reward of all her splendid coaching in the 
ancient Latin lore. She has made a name for herself in the literary world, for her 
translations of Livy and the Latin Fathers are now classics. Do you recall the smooth 
polished translation with which she roused the envy of many of our Latin students? 
The members of '36 are everywhere. Every sphere of activity claims them. In a little 
Tea Shoppe on State Street is Alice Donnellan. Her charming smile, and winning 
manner make her an ideal hostess. No wonder that patrons flock to her shoppe! 
Another worthy of the Elms, Margaret Walsh, is a successful business woman in Spring- 
field. We have always wondered whither Margaret's love for the very latest and finest 
sport clothes would lead her; and hoped that her exact knowledge of just what suits 



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each type of person would not be lost. Now Margaret is giving Springfield her best; 
for she is the buyer in the Women's Sports Department at Forbes & Wallace's. 

Worcester rises at my right! Here Muriel Manning is settled down in her own 
little home, an adorable housewife and a charming hostess. Must I tell you her new 
name.'' The Manning name stood for two in the class of '36: Mary and Muriel. Mary, 
"the other Twin," whose gift for designing clothes has always been a source of wonder 
to those of us not so gifted, is winning fame, that is fame, as the best couturiere in 
Mile. Bourbon's Modiste Salon in Paris. With Paris still before my mind, I discover 
that '36's star scholar has won distinguished recognition from the Academie Fran^aise 
for her novel, written in French. The name of the scholar.'' Why, of course, — Philomene 
Gagne. Phil, earnest in everything she undertook, was meant for success. 

My happy but wearied gaze strays back to the good old United States. Boston is 
before me. Here in the great metropolis, I find two of my old friends, working in 
entirely diflferent fields. Both are important in their own scope. Ruth Hanan is manag- 
ing for herself a successful business whose exclusive patrons are the "kiddies." Ruth 
always delighted in creating original styles and fashions for children. If we can judge 
by the number of her customers she is a connoisseur of the art. 

Last but by no means least, the president of the Class of '36 has found her little 
niche, and is doing splendid work as the leader of Catholic Action in the state of 
Massachusetts. Vivianne Wallace was a true leader even when she advised and directed 
the Class of '36. Catholic Action can congratulate itself in possessing Viv. Her name, 
I feel certain, will bring glory to her classmates in the future. 

I must return to the present for no one can live always in the future whither I 
have strayed far. But even in the common place atmosphere of the present, I feel a 
certainty that much of my guess will come true. Of one thing I have not the shade of 
a doubt. The members of the Class of '36 will reach their goal, and will achieve the 
success, if not the very deeds, that I have prophesied for them. 



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| ClMATA'36 

Class Will 

^♦♦E, the Class of 1936, of the College of Our Lady of the Elms, city of Chicopee, 
1-1-1 state of Massachusetts, being in sound and disposing mind and memory, in 
view of the uncertainty of life, do make, publish and declare this to be our last 
Will and Testament as follows, hereby revoking all former Wills by us at any time 
made. 

To the Faculty we leave our gratitude which they have earned well. 

To the Junior Class we will our Latin books. We call their attention to our inter- 
linear translations which we worked out with care and have left for their express benefit. 
We leave them too, one of our choicest volumes, asking that they handle it tenderly 
and use it to great advantage. It is entitled, "Senior Privileges." 

To the Sophomores we bequeath the joy of greeting a new sister class; and to this 
bequest we add our dramatic ability. 

To the youthful Freshmen we leave the trusting faith that they will some day be 
Seniors, and the hope that they will not be disappointed in their trust. 

Rita Buckley leaves to Margaret Riley her repertoire of imitations — not that Margaret 
needs any, her own stock is ample. 

Alice Donnellan leaves her collection of "Little Audrey" jokes to anyone who 
wants them. 

Dorothy Cruze leaves her psuedopodia, (rubbers to the uninitiated) — to Catherine 
Germaine. She may need them in her daily walks. 

Margaret Murphy wills her musical talent to Miriam Donovan. 
Madeline Garvey wills to Joan Dragon her knack of getting jokes twisted. 
Helen Stone leaves her parking space to Terese Welch. 

Claire Gregory bestows her speed to any student who thinks she can complete all 
assignments before they are given. 

Kathleen McDermott wills her dramatic ability to Louise Welch. 

Mary Clifford wills her irresistibility to any Junior who promises to sit in the front 
row in Philosophy class. 

Margaret DriscoU bestows on Eileen Fleming the title of "college chauffeur" with a 
list of her duties. 

To "certain Sophomores" we grant the privilege of using the elevator. They used 
it so long they may as well keep on doing so. 

Margaret Walsh gives to the College as its own possession the song: "Where did 
you get that hat?" 

Kathleen O'Leary grants to Helen Lichwell the privilege of absenting herself from 
orchestra rehearsals. 

Cecilia Sullivan leaves to some fortunate Junior her luck in locating, (from 600 
pages) the exact French author who is to appear in the exam the next day. 

Margaret Canavan wills her "La petite chose" to Rita Ahearn in memory of those 
trips to school. 



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Muriel Manning wills her skill in the culinary art to some future writer of a 
woman's page. 

Dorothy Lucas leaves to the under classes instructions on how to run the elevator. 
She adds the advice that said under classes start a fund for an escalator. 

Ruth Hanan and Fran Simonick will their power of meditation to Bobby Gately 
and Dot Wildman. 

Betty Fitzpatrick leaves a book, entitled "Difficulties of the Prom Solved" to any 
Sophomore who thinks she will need it next year. 

Ruth Quinn donates her curling iron to the Freshmen in general and to Kay Torpey 
in particular. 

Phil Gagne wills her triangle in the orchestra to the most promising trigonometry 
student of '38. 

To the Seniors of next year we will Helen Stone's towel. They will find it useful 
when theirs are not around. 

To Claire Reavey, because of her excellence in biology 'lab," Mary Manning leaves 
her interest and love for science. 

Viv Wallace leaves to Mary Quilty her beloved chapel cap with the challenge to 
wear it at the precise acute angle at which it has been balanced during Viv's Senior year. 

Elizabeth Conway wills to Mary Lalor the fun of coming straight to school from 
Greenfield every day. 

We hereby appoint the Faculty of Our Lady of the Elms to be the executors of 
this our last Will and Testament. In witness whereof v/e hereunto subscribe our names, 
and affix our seal, this eighth day of June, in the year of Our Lord, one thousand nine 
hundred thirty-six. 

THE CLASS OF THIRTY-SIX 

(Mary V. Harrington). 



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Ex-Members 

ITH a smile and wave of her hand, so characteristic of her jolly good-fellowship, 
Mary Rita Gorman left us in our sophomore year. Although her departure took 
some of the sunshine out of our college days, we are happy in her newly-found 
happiness, as Mrs. Frank Magner. 

We were proud and happy when, at the end of our Freshman year, the Sisters of 
St. Joseph took our own Anne Haran, and gave us back Sr. Helen Maria. 

When New Rochelle claimed those inseparable comrades, Mary Foley and Janet 
Rogan, it robbed us of Mary's keen wit and Janet's perfect comparability. 

The quiet dignity and grace of Marion McCracken was missed, when she left our 
ranks at the end of our Sophomore year. 

The easy nonchalance with which Mary Murphy laid low her daily crop of problems 
was ever the object of our amusement. Our loss of Mary was Emmanuel's gain. 

Although she was with us only a year, Rita Griffin's power of mimicry and caricature 
is well established in our memory. 

Rita Healey, the shy, quiet girl with the eloquent smile, was one of our chief losses. 
Her staunchness and loyalty to '36 could not be hidden, even by her retiring manner. 

Out of the Berkshires, came a pleasing personality, when the rosy-cheeked, tawny 
headed Betsey Beebe arrived in our midst. So crowded is our Freshman year with 
references to Betsey that we will not soon forget her. 

We deeply regretted the failure of Margaret O'Malley to return to us Sophomore 
year. "Peg's" boundless good humor and mischievous smile turned many a dark cloud 
inside out. 

The quiet charm of Bertice Andrew's disposition contributed in no small way to 
the happy course of our Freshman and Sophomore years. 

The worth of our classmates departed was early recognized when Janet Preu, our 
Freshman year classmate, returned to fill the position of College Librarian. 




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Esther C. B.\rnes 

X. Brookfield. Mass. 
Helen A. Benard 

Springfteld. Moss. 
Mildked M. Cx.\rke 

Springfield. Mass. 
M.\rg.\ret Cufford 

Nonhampton. Mass. 

K.\THER1NE B. CURR.\N 

Northampton. Mass. 

M.\RG.\RET M. CL S.\CK 

VCestlielJ. Mass. 

DOROTFTi' T. Ad.\ms 
Housjfomc, Mass. 

M.\RY M. B-\RRETT 

Holjxike. Mass. 

Helen- C Begley 
W. Springjield. Mass. 

K.\THRY-N E. BrOPHY 

VTaterbury. Conn. 

ROS-UJE M. C\RROLL 

Pittsfield. Mass. 

Helen J. Coluns 
Sptingbeld. Mass. 

M.\RG.\RET E. BeRGER 

VTehster. Mass. 

M.\RY F. Cl-\NO- 
Springaeld, Moss. 

Grace M. Collins 
Springfield. >£ass. 

P.\TiucL\ A. Collins 
Thoajpsooville. C».inn. 

Dous M. Clement 
KCIfbcd. Mass. 

C\THERINE C. CONATY' 

Taunton. Mass. 
Dorothy- M. Do^ 

Pittsfield. Mass. 
Clare C Dl-g-\.n 

Ptovidertxre. R. I. 
NhLPREP R. Erickson 

Worosster. Mass. 
>L«Y G. Fish 

^Torcester. Mass. 
CEcrm T. Foan 

PinsSeld. Mjss. 



M.\ry E. D.vlton 

Vi'orcester. Mass. 
K.\THERINE M. Daly 

Holvoke. ^^ass. 
Cl.\ke .\. De\tne 

Springfield. Mass. 
Esther E. Dem.ne 

Chicopee Falb. Mass. 
Or.\nier C. Dl\m.\nt 

Springfield. Mass. 

AL\RG.\RET E. DlNEEN 

Springfield. Mass. 

>L\Ra«.ET R. COLU.NS 

^""orcester, Mass. 

M.\RY E. COLGHUN 

Greenfield. Mass. 

Jean A. Cullen 
Lanesboro. %fass. 

ViOlA C D.M.-DELIN- 

Holyote. Mass. 

Gr.\ce a. Fl-\n.\g.\n 
Springfield. Mass. 

Dorothy- K. Fleming 
Bndgefott. Conn. 

C\THEKXNE G. Fi_\XN-ERY 

Springfield. Mass. 

Cl_\LT)CA M. Flemixc- 
EasdtHnptoo- l^Iass. 

Florence Fortin 
Chic^jee. Mass. 

C\THESXNE B- G-\N"NON 

Adains. Mass. 

>L\s.v C Galw.\y" 
Bellows Fails. Vt. 

iLvRY" .\- G LP LIN' 

Springfield. Mass- 
Irene C Glista 

Enieid. Conn. 
Ri"TH M. Grady" 

Cfaicof<ee. Mass. 

Fr.\nc£s D. H.«a?ot.\N 

^orcesier. Mass. 
Elmeta H. H.«-nf 

Hol-.ke. Miss. 
M.*iY An-n Hol-ld€.\x 

HoiToke. XCiss. 



K.\THERIXE M. DoN.\LDSON 

Springfield. Mass. 

CATHERINE M. DUN.N 

Palmer. Mass. 
AL«Y G. En-rjght 
Springfield. Mass. 

>L\RG-\RET M. GeR.\N 

Holyoke. Mass. 
AL\RIE L. GiLUS 

Holvoke. Mass. 
M-\RY F. Gre.\.n-ey 

^"orcester. }kLiss. 

H.\ZEL F. Ford 
Springfield. Mass. 

AL\RG.\RET M. G-M.LI\-\N 

Holvoke. Mass. 

AUCE R. H-\LLEIN 

Vr. Springfield- Mass. 

Gektrlt)e C. Hallein 
VT. Springfield. >fass. 

Helen E. He.\rn 
Holvoke. Mass. 

Ele.\nor M. I_\JtBEaT 

Pittsfield- Mass. 

AucE I_ H.\.N.\x 

Ho [yoke, Mass. 
Eileen M. I_«lkin 

Holjoke. Mass. 
iL\RY- E. Ly-n-n 

Eastfcarnptvcu Mass- 
iLuLToaiE I. McNLvN-rs 

Fircfaburg. Mass. 
CL-^R-\ y>L MoY-N-\H.\x 

ChiccfKe. Mass. 

F. Bj\R3.\iA Hughes 

Pirsieli. Mass. 
Gr-\ce C FLvley" 

Spnsgfield. Mass. 
3>L\aY- ^L King 

Greec5e?d- Mjss. 

K-ATKERXSE T. McDONOUC-H 

Spcingfielc. Nfass. 
Rita McIn-n-is 
Spr.^g£cli \Liss. 

A.NNA >L McLrLL-«.N 

AUC3 R- Mo-rs-z 



Cecill\ E. Larose 

Holvoke. Jk£ass. 
Gertrude M. Morriso.n 

Great Barringtoo. Mass. 
^L\RY V. Murphy 

Holyoke. Mass. 
Dorothy- T. O Brien 

Ciucopee. ^^ass. 
AucE F. Schnetzer 

Springfield. Mass. 
lkL\RY C Shea 

Holyoke. Mass. 

IkL«Y F. ^L\H.yi 

Great Bamngtoo. Mass. 

>L\RG-\aET E. NL\LONEY 

Leo<mnster. Mass. 

2lL\RY \L McDo.vouGH 
Springfield. Xiass. 

ClMRE P. McL.\UGHLIN 

Springfield. Mass. 
Eileen M. Sulliwvn 

Holyoke. Mass. 
Gertrl-de B. W.\lsh 

Springfield. Mass. 
Ruth M. V.\lsh 

SpnngfieU. ibss. 

Rose A. OXeefe 
Turners Falls. Mass. 

EuANCMi F. Peck 

West SpdngteU, Mass. 

BE.\TUC£ G. SlOTU 

\rorcesj3cr. Mass. 
>L^Y W. Stxuv.o; 

Xocdi Brook6ekL Mass. 
Edn.\ M- Wood 

East SpdngfiekL Mass. 

Kathleen F. Mungivex 
Providence. R. L 

RlTA M. OT)EA 

Noiiliiiwnii Mass. 
I_ Stella Shaughxess 
N. Y. 



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jLiiA K. Toole 
Sfc^frldL Mks. 

Mmgaket H. Waltz 



LMATA'5& 



In Memory of 
Rt. Reverend Patrick F. Doyle 



It took the very heart from me, 

It snatched my light away, 
I groped about in darkest shades 

When he was gone away. 

For he to me a candle was 

All lighted, glowing clear 
A golden ray to guide me on 

Through pathways dark and drear. 

That nod — that smile — those words so crisp 

Seem still to echo here — 
Or do they echo in the heart 

Of one who loved him dear? 

A memory of this he said, 

Of that he bade me do 
Seems ringing in my ears today — 

O would it could come true! 

He loved the little children. 

And him in turn loved they, 
They pluck the flowers of springtime 

To honor him today. 



But I have just a lonely heart 

To show my love for him, 
My lips that whisper low in prayer. 

And eyes with tears grown dim. 

To sing a song of praise to him 
My tongue grows thick and dumb. 

And all the words seem coarse and dull; 
And e'en my hands are cold and numb. 

would that I could trill the song 
The larks at morning sing! 

High to the skies my praise would flow 
Until the arch of heav'n would ring! 

1 know not why my God above 
Should take my friend away — ■ 

But mine is not to wonder. Lord, 

Thou art the Light, the Truth, the Way. 

O Lord in Heav'n, grant peace and rest 

To this beloved one 
As low in prayer I humbly bend. 

And let Thy Will on earth be done. 

— Dorothy R. Cruze. 



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Junior Class 

President: Louise Welch 
Vice-President : Claire Reavey 
Secretary: Mary Lalor 
Treasurer: Bernadine Conaty 

HREE short years ago, when the Class of '37 entered, we, one year their seniors, 
I I L pronounced them all round good sports, and accepted them as sharers of our joys, 
our troubles and our labors. Many moons have passed since then; and now, as 
real Seniors, we stand ready to say that we have not been disappointed. Always ready 
for fun, they have left us many pleasant memories to associate with our other recollections. 
Ever ready with sympathy, they have cheered us with a word or a smile, when we were 
in trouble. Clever, and willing to help, we have never found more loyal supporters in 
all our activities. 

But this alone does not describe them. They dash around the "gym " with alarming 
swiftness. They argue with such force that their opponents oft-times feel uneasy, fearful 
of defeat. They claim .is their own many of the leading members of the Dramatic Club; 
and without the Junior Class, the Glee Club would be stranded. Last, but not least, 
we must commend them on the "note" worthy manner in which they conducted the 
Junior Prom. This just goes to show you how musical they are; for when the music 
went "down and around ' everyone had a grand time. 

If we ever suspected that there would come a class capable of tilling the places 
left by the Class of '36, that suspicion has grown to certaint)'. We extend to you con- 
gratulations, " '37 ', as we yield the highest place of honor to the coming Seniors of 
the College of Our Lady of the Elms. Good Luck '37! 



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Junior Dired:ory 



Lucille Champoux 

Springfield 

Bernadine Conaty 

Taunton 

Roberta Decker 

South Deerfield 

Ruth Dunleavy 

Holyoke 

Eileen Fleming 

Springfield 

Marie Foley 

Springfield 

Rita Ford 

East Longmeadow 

Barbara Gately 

Holyoke 

Catherine Germaine 

Springfield 

Sally Hallein 

West Springfield 

Elizabeth Hannigan 

Fitchburg 

Ann Hoar 

Springfield 



Marion Kennedy 

Holyoke 

Katherine King 

Chicopee Falls 
Mary Lalor 

Greenfield 

Helen Lichwell 

Norwich, Conn. 

Anna Looney 

Greenfield 

Kathleen O'Neil 

Easthampton 

Claire Reavey 

Springfield 

Margaret Shea 

Chicopee 

Evelyn Welch 

Williamstown 

Louise Welch 

Milford 

Dorothy Wildman 

North Adams 



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Sophomore Class 

President: Rita Ahearn 
Vice-President : Mary Ellen Quilty 
Secretary: Frances O'Brien 
Treasurer: Dorothy Zielinski 



HE members of the Class of '36 rise in unison and doff their figurative hats to this 
gay, loyal, friendly group — our Sister Class. For, the Class of '38 is not only up 
to the best "Elms" standards but even sets a few of its own — unique and excellent 
in degree. 

Our keen anticipation of their coming was manifested by our foregoing the Junior 
privilege, of registering a day late; for we wished to welcome them in a body on their 
registration day. Our genuine joy at receiving them has not lost any of its fervor. 
The past two years have proved them worthy of that cordial welcome for they became 
immediately a distinct asset to Our Lady's ranks. 

The scales of their make-up are marvelously well balanced. High-spirited, progres- 
sive, young moderns, with a superlative degree of gaiety and "joie de vivre" on the one 
hand, and devout daughters of Mary, with intelligence, poise and dignity, on the other, 
every field of College activity has been enriched by their originality, enthusiasm and 
talent. Whether it be the beautiful, sweet, clear notes of the Christmas soloist or the 
animated green-jerseyed player on the basketball court, — or the fervent voice of the 
earnest debater, or the solemn dignified tones of the successful young artists of "Every- 
man" — they are everywhere in everything that is worthwhile. Whether it be an act of 
charity, such as the Thanksgiving basket project, or a social activity, such as the un- 
forgetable Valentine party, or just the ordinary day's work, you can count on the 
Sophomores to come through with flying colors. 

Their sportsman-like ability to accept defeat is surpassed only by the graciousness, 
with which they accomplish their numerous victories. 

Great as is our admiration and appreciation of these "little sisters" of ours: 
greater still are our wishes for their continued success at the " Elms ". We" re proud of 
them, and we are assured of their ability to fill the place of their sister class two years 
hence. 

"A little more loyal — a little more glad. 
Than the best Sophomore class we've ever had!" 




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Sophomore Direc!tory 



Rita Ahearn 

Sprinsifield 

Helen E. Auth 

Springfield 

Alice E. Beaubien 

Millers Falls 

Dorothy A. Brophy 

"^'orcestcr 

M. Virginia Campbell 

^'orcester 

Rita L. Corridan 

Chicopee 

Helen Currier 

Pittsfield 

Lucille N. Cushion 

Springfield 

Mirl\m T. Donovan 

Easthampton 

Joan I. Dragon 

Northampton 

Florence A. Dunn 

Pittsfield 
Catherine M. Dvcter 

Sunderland 

Frances Mangin 

Chicopee 



Ann E. Makoney 

L'xiindgf 

Louise C. McCann 

Worcester 

Marguerite M. Moore 

North Adams 

Margaret M. Moriarty 

Holyoke 

Frances O'Brien 

Northampton 

Kathleen N. O'Brien 

Worcester 

Mary A. O'Brien 

Holyoke 

Mary Ellen Quilty 

Springfield 

Mary A. Scanlon 

Leominster 

Elizabeth M. Stevens 

Springfield 

Ann Catherine Syner 

Springfield 

Katherine Toole 

Springfield 

Dorothy Zielinski 

Holyoke 



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Freshman Class 

President: Edna Ll nney 
Vice-President : Dolores Donlin 
Secretary: Gertrude Footit 
Treasurer: Eleanor Kelleher 

A FEW short months ago a band of young girls timidly knocked on the ponals 
of O. L. E. and begged admittance. Their request was granted, and then began 
the histor}- of the Class of '39- Strangers to us and to one another, they began to 
make themselves at home; and in the process they succeeded so well in instilling their 
hearts with everlasting love and admiration for the ideals and traditions of our Alma 
Mater that they are now one of us. 

On the memorable night of the Freshman Reception, they proved that they would 
"do or die" to win our approval, by bravely "walking the plank," before the eyes of the 
college. They strengthened our belief in their staunch devotion to us. when we met them 
on the basketball floor. Here their clean, swift playing netted them the honor of being 
the first class to outplay the Thirty-sixers." They started right in to raise the standards 
of O. L. E. in athletics. 

They did not limit their etforts to the g\-mn.isium. All the clubs have been benefited 
by the diversified talents of our Freshmen; and they are lavish of their gifts when it is 
a question of increasing interest in all aaivities. 

This brief resume promises much from '39. The cap .md gown will rest on able 
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Josephine Albano 

Worcester 

Helen Barrett 

Holyoke 

Margaret Bresnahan 

Uxbrid^e 

Philippa Burke 

Worcester 

Marion Cantwell 

Chicopee Falls 

Anne Carroll 
Millville 

AL\RiE Courtney 

Holyoke 

Rosemary Cummings 

Pittsfield 

Marguerita Daxahey 

Chicopee 

Dolores Donlin 

Springfield 

Catherine Fitzgerald 
Chicopee Falls 

Margaret Fitzpatrick 

Great Barrington 

^^ARY FoGARTY 
Three Rivers 

Gertrude Footit 

Springfield 

Marie Ford 

Pittsfield 

Margaret Garvey 

Springfield 

Mary Giblin 

Springfield 

Anna Gillooly 

Williamstown 

Helen Keegan 
Pittsfield 

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Eleanor Kelleher 

Greenfield 

Mary Larkin 

Springfield 

Anna Lehr 

Springfield 

Edna Lunney 

North Adams 

Mary Mahoney 

Millville 

Mary Martinik 

Clinton 

Loretta McCarry 

Springfield 

Claire McCarthy 

Holyoke 

Elizabeth McKenna 

Holyoke 

Lillian Moggio 

Chicopee Falls 

Edna Morin 

Chicopee 

Frances Mulholland 

Shrewsbury 

Mary O'Connor 

Springfield 

Eleanor O'Herron 

Springfield 

Mary O'Shea 

Chicopee 

Margaret Riley 

Chicopee Falls 

Cecile Rocheleau 

Holyoke 
Kathryn Torpey 

Florence 

Therese Welch 

Springfield 




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Sodality of the Virgin Mary 

Prefect: K.\thleen' McDermott 
Vice-Prefect: Barbar.\ Gately 
Secretary: Dorothy Brophy 
Treasurer: Cecell\ Sullivan 

AS members of Our Lady's Sodalit}-, we raise our pleading eyes to her for guidance. 
From the commencement of our college days, we have been privileged to take 
from virgin hands the fruitful graces of a solicitous Mother. Eight years have 
passed since her sodalirv was established in these holy realms, and during that time its 
deep roots have entwined themselves around the hearts of the students of this college. 
The Sodalit}" of Our Blessed Mother is a vital part of our lives. Each spiritual meeting 
brings us closer to Mar}- s beloved Son; and there in His presence, we listen to choice 
readings bv our Reverend Direaor. From the holy atmosphere of our chapel, we come 
to the more scholastic surroundings of the Assembly Room. Here, we become acquainted 
with the valuable writings of Catholic authors, the unceasing effons of brave missionaries 
and the important role, played by "Mar}'s Handmaids" in the liturg)- of the Church. 

There have been times when we rollicked in laughter at some humorous sketch 
presented at our social gatherings, and times when we were exaltecf to lofty pinnacles of 
holv visions, by the magnetic oratory of guest speakers. As the year draws to a close, 
our last aa is to receive the new members, who have petitioned for entrance into Mary's 
Sodalit}-. The portals of our college life are about to close; and as we look back, our eyes 
rest upon your statue. Dear Blessed Mother. We see you with arms outstretched, and 
w-e read in the beauty- of your face the everlasting care that you, as a loving Mother, have 
for us, your daughters. Confident in our Alma Mater, Our Lady of the Elms, we turn 
away to face the winding road of the future. 



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Musical Clubs 

President: Margaret Murphy Secretary: Edna Morin 

Vice-President : Dorothy WiLDiVfAN Treasurer: Florence Dunn 
Librarians: Claire Ri avey; Rita Corridon 

O reflect upon the musical historj- of cur college days at Our Lady rf the Elms 
is to behold a true kaleidoscope of melody, the joyous tones of which have bec-n 
subdued only by an occasional melancholy note. The first mirror of this delicately 
constructed instrument emits a certain harmonious strain, an exquisite chord, and vi/e 
are immediately reminded that we are about to hear a selection played by the colicpj 
orchestra. 

That our orchestra was thoroughly appreciated was evidenced by the enthusiasm 
with which its various concerts were received. The members of this organization are to 
be congratulated for their loyalty and untiring efforts as well as for the many attractive 
programs which they have presented. Which one of us can forget the sweetness and 
tenderness with which these singing strings reverently told the story of Him who 
brought peace and good will to men? 

But now the splendor of our first kaleidoscopic view is being gradually replaced by 
another speculum, presenting an equally symmetrical pattern. This image serves to recall 
the accomplishments of the Elms Glee Club. So varied have been its renditions that 
they ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous; for they have included the sacredness cf 
Palestrina as well as the gaiety cf folk music. For entertainment, talent, cooperation and 
success, the Glee Club deser\'es a prominent place in the realm of student activities. 

Before completing cur musical recrospect, before we lose sight of this rapidly 
changing picture, let us not fail to observe. looming up in the distance, the words of the- 
poet, which adequately exoress our sentiments: "The charm cf music dwelLc not in 
notes, but in the echoes of our hearts." 

The successful season of the Musical Clubs came to a fitting close with the com- 
mencement music. The principal appearances, which the Clubs made during the year 
were the Christmas Concert, the St. Patrick s Day Concen, and the Spring Concert. 
To the members cf the Clubs and to their Directress, the Class of 1936 says a sincere 
"Thank you." 

The Christmas Concert 

"Silent Night, Holy Night' — the soft strains cf this beautiful Christmas hymn 
echoed through the long corridors. Slcwly the Glee Club filed into their places in the 
balcony overlooking the rotunda. Our Christm.as Concert began. Carols, solos by 
Mar)- Quilt)-, Frances Mangin and Anne Carroll, selections by the orchestra, and several 
numbers by our famous double quartet followed. An atmosphere of peace, the spirit of 
the Yuletide. permeated the silence cf the student body, as the music reached its climax 
in the Adeste Fideles. 

The program, arranged by our talented music directress, was concluded, but its 
beautiful harmony is with us still. The entire program was based on the conception of 
Christmas, consisting of carols of many nations, but truly Cache! ic in spirit. Carol sing- 
ing is a charming and lovable idea, when it retains the ancient carol heritage and becomes 
a living thing, as it has alw ays been with Catholic people in Catholic coimtries. It should 
inspire us all with a direct personal appeal to our better selves, and urge us to hasten with 
the shepherds and Magi of old to the Crib of Bethlehem. 




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Dramatic Club 

" ■ President: Kathleen McDermott 

Vice-President : Evelyn Welch 
Secretary: MARGUERITE MoORE 

HE year 1932 ushered in, together with a large Freshman Class, many aspiring 
young Thespians. At first, these were awed by the thought of joining college 
dramatics; but soon they determined "to be or not to be. " These young actresses 
have "been" since the first meeting great successes in all lines of dramatics. 

As Freshmen, a little troupe of our "actors" and actresses entered the interclass 
tournament in search of adventure and excitement promised by the contest. We shall 
always recall the overwhelming enthusiasm which met our first great success. "The Far- 
away Princess, ' our play, was chosen as the winning sketch. This entitled us to present 
it for the public during the joint program of the Dramatic and Musical Clubs. We 
worked hard indeed; but every bit of our labor was repaid by the enjoyment and applause 
of the audience. 

As Sophomores, much to our disappointment, we were not so successful in our 
presentation of "Bargains in Cathay," a clever little comedy. However, we were not 
discouraged, and entered into all other dramatic activities with as much enthusiasm as 
ever. As a result, many of our class members were chosen to take prominent parts in 
the college play, "Richlieu. ' 

As Juniors, our pride knew no bounds, when some of our class were selected to 
take part in a beautiful Passion Play, "Pilate's Daughter," which was to be the college 
play for the year. Because the play drew an audience far greater than our spacious 
Veritas Auditorium could accommodate, it was presented a second time, and the interclass 
contest was eliminated for the year. 

This, our last year as college Thespians has had enthusiastic recruits from the 
Class of 1939. This year our meetings were devoted to the presentation of one act plays 
directed and enaaed by the members of the four classes. These meetings have been 
interesting, and have been the means of increasing our membership. "Pilate's Daughter " 
again calls members of our class to the fore. The Class of '36 stands forth in glory 
behind the footlights wherever college dramatics are in question. 

With joy we Thirrj-sixers cherish memories of these adventurers; with sadness, 
we say farewell. To you, who follow after, we wish all success; and we know well that 
you are capable of the task we have left in your hands. As we hear the cue for our exit 
from these halls of learning and our entrance upon the stage of life, we recall the words 
of that greatest of all dramatics, who says: 

"All the world's a stage 
And all the men and women merely players." 




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M. J. B. Debating Society 

President: Kathleen O'Leary 
Vice-President: Louise Welch 
Secretary: Lucille Cushion 

HE monthly meetings of the M. J. B. Debating Society have made the walls of the 
Assembly Room echo and re-echo with the pros and cons of current subjects under 
discussion. We have a tradition to uphold. The forensic ability of O. L. E. 
students has made a name for itself, which we must not sully. The Class of 1936 in the 
M. J. B. has worked for a higher ideal than mere fame. The modern girl lives in an 
atmosphere of skepticism, materialism, and rationalism. She hears on all sides the open 
challenge to her beliefs, the covert insinuation that her code of life is medieval and 
antiquated. It is an age when it is a big thing to belittle right, to stultify the divine. 
One thing the modern girls need above all things is a trained mind to see the error 
in all this. The M. J. B. Debating Society is but one of the phases of this training at 
the Elms. Strength of mind in holding fast to what we maintain to be the truth, clear- 
ness of vision in discerning the truth are of paramount importance; and even in discuss- 
ing the ordinary questions of the day this mind training is worthwhile for all time. 
The attitude of mind emphasized in our debate is always: "If any man can convince me 
that I do not think aright, gladly will I change; for I search after truth by which man 
never yet was harmed." 

The subjects discussed this year were educational, historical and social. Each class 
has been worthily represented, their arguments have been logically and spiritedly 
delivered, displaying a wealth of oratorical power. All this argues well for the success 
of our future followers of Demosthenes. When they are called to defend their principles, 
be they moral, religious, or political, they will give a good account of themselves. 
Two victories are on record for Seniors and Juniors. On May 5, the championship was 
awarded to the Senior-Sophomore team. 

The friendly and loyal cooperation of the members with each other and with their 
Sister Directress has given us an unusually successful year, and we are grateful to both. 
The Class of '36 leaves the work of the Society in capable hands, for the oncoming 
classes will, we are sure, continue to guide it safely and well. We shall miss these 
spirited meetings in the future ; but we are grateful that the past has given them to us. 




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The Athletic Association 

President: Ruth Hanan 
Vice-President : Mary Lalor 
Secretary: Frances O'Brien 
Treasurer: Frances Simonick 

ROM the athletic record of the past year, it would seem that athletics at the Elms 
is really becoming something more than material for the dormitory or study hall 
discussions, which usually begin, continue, and end with: "Wouldn't it be great, 
if we could . 

The alert ear of the enthusiastic president of our Athletic Association caught up 
the sound waves in the study hall and dormitory; and after extensive planning and hard 
work, set the wheels of our athletic machine in motion. The result was a year of 
activity unsurpassed in the history of the College. 

Our cherished dream of swimming classes became a reality. Every Wednesday 
afternoon. Elms' mermaids splashed gracefully, or otherwise, in the pool at the Boys' 
Club. This hour, under the supervision of Miss Long, was one of great enjoyment as 
well as benefit to all who took advantage of it. 

The basketball tournament, singularly successful, both financially and socially, 
heightened in no small degree, the desirable spirit of clean competition and class loyalty. 
In the field of activity, the game with the Alumnae claimed the spotlight. Without 
exception, this function contributed valuably to the development of school spirit and 
good comradeship. The Alumnae team proved to us the ability of our graduates to 
keep physically fit and proficient in the realm of athletics in post-graduate days. Their 
every action on the floor was a toast to their perfect sportsmanship. 

During the spring and early summer days, the crack of the bouncing leather basket- 
ball was replaced by the crisp "twang" of racket meeting tennis ball. The g}'m was 
forsaken and Queen Tennis reigned supreme. Thus our active year in the field of sports 
drew to a close. However, as the final basketball score is chalked up, and the tennis ball 
whizzes across the net for the last time, and the dying echo of the splash resounds in 
the distant pool, we pause to pay grateful homage to the one who made it all possible — 
our capable instructor, jolly comrade, and ace exponent of clean sport and fair play — Miss 
Katherine Long. If our year was a success, and as far as we are concerned, it was 
one "Long" success, it was because of her patient instruction and untiring effort. Each 
and every one of us is sincerely and deeply grateful for her fine influence. 




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Philosophy Clubs 



METAPHYSICAL CLUB 

President: Dorothy Cruze 
Vice-President : Elizabeth Fitzpatrick 
Secretary: Frances Simonick 



SOCIAL ACTION CLUB 
President: Claire Gregory 
Vice-President : Frances Simonick 
Secretary: Dorothy Lucas 



HEN we entered our Junior year at O. L. E., we were rather dubious about its 
outcome; the reason was that we were to begin philosophy, and were to have 
five periods a week! How could we possibly do it? All sorts of visions of 
impossible happenings came before us ; but they were dispelled. We were soon enjoying 
our philosophy. We glided through Minor and Major Logic, Ontology, and Cosmology 
with a calm unthought of ; and we know now that the benefits to us are manifold. 

We joined the Metaphysical Club and elected, officers. We held many circles, and 
grew proud of our newly acquired ability to think in syllogisms and to answer objections 
logically. Our pride grew as we began to use our philosophy in discussions outside of 
class. We learned soon that its principles hold an important place in daily life. 

On March 7, the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, our patron saint, we participated 
in the philosophy assembly. That scepticism is absurd was proven. No sceptics remained 
after we had successfully demolished all their objections. A year of philosophy made 
this assembly intelligible to us. As Sophomores, we had marveled; but now understood. 
Our first philosophy orals followed a few months later, and the old saying that the 
anticipation of an event is always worse than the reality proved true in this case. Objec- 
tions, answered satisfactorily, proved our passport to Senior year. 

Our Senior year called for two more hours of philosophy; but the pleasure was 
all ours. We delved into psychology, ethics, sociology, natural theology, and history of 
philosophy with delighted eagerness, and found that many treasures were brought to 
light by the study of them. Under the competent and ever cheering guidance of our 
helpful professor, we made these treasures our own, and set them carefully, as precious 
gems, in our own lives. 

We joined the Social Action Club, and had a very energetic year. Meetings were 
held regularly, and prominent questions of the day were discussed. Papers were given 
on existing systems of government, and their leaders ; and then in open forum, our 
professor cleared up the difficulties, which individual problems presented. 

Again, we participated in the philosophy assembly, and proved ourselves able 
philosophers, capable of handling any question logically and with the ease of a college 
senior. We felt ourselves equal to any situation and ready to face the world with a 
clear, logical mind, a true conception of life, and an ability to argue intelligently. 

We became acquainted with one phase of Catholic Action when, on March 2, 
Miss Marigold Hunt of England gave us a lecture on the Catholic Evidence Guild. 
Miss Hunt explained that this Catholic Evidence Guild trained workers to talk from 
platforms in public places on the truths of the Catholic faith. This movement, com- 
paratively new, is gaining much headway in the United States. Miss Hunt's arresting 
personality and love of the Church, so manifestly evident, made us doubly interested 
in the message she brought to us. Questions were asked of her and she answered and 
explained them in a proficient manner. We all agreed that Miss Hunt is truly practicing 
Catholic Action. 

We have learned much from our membership in the philosophy clubs, which we 
can take forth into the world — much that will help us to lead happier and more 
successful lives. 

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Le Cercle Francais 

President: Elizabeth Fitzpatrick 
Vice-President : Mary Lalor 
Secretary: Virginia Campbell 

e Cercle Francais has achieved pleasant success during this past year. While our 
[ aim was always to gain proficiency in speaking "la belle langue" in a manner 
worthy of Elms graduates, the atmosphere of our meetings was never other than 
friendly and interesting. Due to our ingenious club officers our achievements have been 
many. Their originality in choosing novel ways of inciting interest in the "Cercle 
Fran(a/s" has been lauded by their appreciative audience. Our initiation of the Fresh- 
men, all must admit, was decidedly unusual and surprisingly profitable. 

Debaters in assembly decisively proved that "les langues modernnes sont plus essen- 
tielles a un cours de college que les langues anciennes." The command of language 
and general poise of each speaker was to be commended. 

Much of our success is due to the guidance of our Sister Directress, whose efforts 
in our behalf, we deeply appreciate. 



La Corte Castellana 

RGANIZED early in October, La Corte Castellana held many lively as well as 
instructive meetings. The ofiiicers elected for the year were Claire Gregory, '36, 
president; Betty Hannigan, '37, vice-president; Louise McCann, '38, secretary; 
Frances O'Brien, '38, treasurer. 

The purpose of the Corte is to assist its members in securing confidence and skill 
in Spanish conversation. It has also provided a means of social activity for the students. 
The ability shown by many of them in speaking and interpreting the language was often 
remarkable, in view of their brief experience in the art. The initiation of the Freshmen 
was a very pleasant occasion for those of us designated as upper classmen. Despite the 
fact that we were greatly amused at their modest attempts to read Spanish, we could not 
but admire the bravado with which they sang the Spanish version of "My Country 'Tis 
of Thee." At some of the other sessions, short plays and sketches were very successfully 
presented. Another important feature of the club was that individuals became familiar 
with the Spanish terms of parliamentary law. The senoritas also obtained suggestions 
for establishing and conducting similar organizations in the future. Although the mem- 
bership of La Corte Castellana was not quite as large as that of some of the other college 
societies, it was second to none from the standpoint of activity, sociability, and achieve- 
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Shakesperean Institute 

ORDS alone cannot express our true appreciation of the skill of Dr. Frederick 
Paulding, which for years has delighted and thrilled American audiences. 
During our years at Our Lady of the Elms, it has been our pleasure to attend 
the lectures of this internationally-known interpreter of classical drama. He, who 
formerly was a co-star with such masters as Booth, Irving, and Jefferson, has graciously 
brought to our auditorium the characters and scenes of the memorable dramas of the 
unforgetable Shakespeare. Unencumbered with elaborate settings. Dr. Paulding, with 
the magic and significance of his words and gestures, has literally carried us to far distant 
lands and to ages long past with the ease of a master. His presentations have been 
invariably superb; his technique, inimitable; and his visualizations, while exhibiting the 
presence of unquestioned artistry, have been intensely interesting. 

Our gratitude to Dr. Paulding, who brought us to a better appreciation and 
knowledge of the works of the masters of drama, is boundless. With expectation and 
delight, we await another opportunity to applaud the finesse of his subtle art. 




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Junior Prom 

General Chairman: Cecelia Sullivan 
Ex-Offic/o: ViviANNE Wallace 
Decorations : Margaret Walsh Favors: Dorothy Lucas 

Refreshments : Ruth Hanan Music: Mary Manning 

Patrons: Kathleen McDermott Tickets: Elizabeth Fitzpatrick 

UR Junior Promenade, with its artistic atmosphere, swaying music, shimmering 
gowns and gracious company, fulfilled the expectations of the most meticulous. 
The incomparable melodies of the orchestra were enjoyed. All were delighted 
with the novel decorations, and were filled with admiration for the cooperation and 
executive abilities of our class. We are proud of our Junior ball, and feel sure that it 
proved itself the quintessence of all that pleasurable proms should be. 




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Senior Prom 

General Chairman: Mary Clifford 

Ex-Officio: ViviANNE Wallace 
Decorations: Margaret Walsh Fat ors: Claire Gregory 

Refreshments: Ruth Hanan Music: Margaret Ml rphy 

Patrons: Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Tickets: Madeline Garvey 

A REFRESHING atmosphere prevailed in our gjm on the night of June 
Vistas of snowed capped peaks were silhouetted against an Alpine twilight 
landscape, and Swiss cottages nestled on the slopes of the distant mountains. 
Through the efforts of the chairman and her well-organized committees, our class scored 
another success. Light feet and carefree hearts beat time to the rhythm of the orchestra. 
It was our last social gathering, a prelude to the final closing of the book of college 
life. Sad thoughts of parting tugged at Senior heart strings; yet, happy memories were 
wafted through the air to meet our future days of reminiscing. If any impressions are 
lasting, this evening of dancing to strains of soft music, mingled with the laughter of 
happy youth, and the thoughts of the relentless departure from peaceful realms, will 
linger long in our minds. 

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Elms' Night 

FFICIALLY greeting a class of Freshmen is an uncertain undertaking. We Seniors 
were pleasingly, but somewhat amazingly overwhelmed at the large number of 
novice collegiates, who came into our midst late in September. The college 
calendar lists among its social functions an Elms Night. This implied a formal welcom- 
ing of the new members to our Alma Mater. We planned a program, an amateur 
performance, and awaited the evening of September 28. It came and went, successful 
and enjoyable. A Master of Ceremonies, "General Nuisance," nee Mary Clifford, 
urged the modest Freshmen to heights of clever demonstration. They gave us some 
splendid numbers. Then like the Arabs of the hackneyed story, we folded our tents 
and went home to dream of a happy college year, the first for the incoming Freshmen, 
and the last for the outgoing Seniors. 




The Christmas Party 

3T was December 19, the evening of the Christmas Party. The fireplace in our 
beautiful rotunda was decorated with the Christmas tree, and on all sides the 
presents were piled high. The season's greetings were extended to all in the 
spirit of the Christ Child, by the chairman, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick. Presents were given 
to all the members of the faculty and to the students by jolly St. Nicholas. Then all 
went to O'Leary Hall, where a luncheon was served. As we looked around, we could 
see in the flickering candle-light the happy faces of the girls as they raised their voices 
in song. All things must end, and so did our Christmas Party. Once more the students 
had shared with one another their Christmas joy. Happiness reigned in all hearts, as we 
left behind us the memory of another enjoyable evening. 



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The Valentine Party 

/■^\ N Saturday evening, February 15, the Seniors were the guests of the Sophomore 
I ILJ class at a gay Valentine Social. A unique feature of the party was the impressive 
manner in which our sister class, bearing lighted candles, hailed our entrance 
into the hall. The gymnasium was decorated appropriately for the affair in red and 
silver. Long tables, attractively set in keeping with the Valentine spirit, and a dainty 
old-fashioned bouquet lying at each Senior's place, completed the picture. 

A cordial greeting was extended to us through the medium of song. Then all the 
dramatic and musical talent of our Sophomore friends spent itself in entertaining us, 
their Senior guests. Next in order, were games in which all participated. So great was 
the enthusiasm that at times it would have been difficult to distinguish the so-called 
"grave old Seniors" from their younger and less dignified fellow students. 

Of course, refreshments are essential to every party; and we are confident that our 
hostesses fully realized this fact, when they prepared their delightful menu. Lunch over, 
the Senior president expressed thanks to all who had joined their efforts to entertain us. 

The singing of class songs, and general dancing concluded the evening. The "Heart 
Social," then, became a thing of the past; but it will remain in the memories of those 
who attended it, as one of the happiest evenings of college life. 



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Mother 'Daughter Bridge Party 

HE Mother-Daughter Tea was featured this year by a fashion show, by a prominent 
Springfield styHst. This was followed by an informal reception for the mothers 
and daughters in the gymnasium. During the afternoon the College Orchestra 
rendered several selections. Attractive medals were presented the mothers as remem- 
brances of the afternoon. The Sodalicts are grateful to the Reverend Director and 
Directress for helping to make the affair the success that it v/as. 




Reception Into Sodality 

N May nineteenth, the Solemn Reception of the new members of our Sodality was 
held in the college chapel. A very interesting and edifying sermon was given 
by the guest speaker. Father Lane, the Reverend Director, presented the new 
sodalists with the official diplomas. This entire ceremony impressed the student body, 
and was a fitting close for the Sodality year. 




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Elmata Staff 



Editor-in-Chief : DoROTHY R. Cruze 
Assistant Editor: M.argaret M. Walsh 
Associate Editors: 

Dorothy A. Lucas. Margaret M. Murphy. K,\thleen' L. O Leary, 
VrvxAXNE E. Wall.ace, Cecella M. Sullivan 

Art Editor: 
Ruth M. Hanan 

Humor Editors: 
Elizabeth M. Fitzpatrick. Cl.\ire M. Gregory 

Business .Manager: 
Margaret M. Driscoll 

Assistant Business ^Managers: 
Muriel T. M.\n'ning. Madeline E. Garvey, Ruth P. Quesn 

Pabliczty .Manager: 

Alice C Donnellan 
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Class Song 

Here as Seniors of the Elms we fondly greet you, 
Alma Mater of our hearts, we love you true ! 
Every moment here a happy thought to cherish, 
Each heart is filled with light and love and learning too, 
Rich and pure the soil that nurtures our dear elm tree 
As it grows and stretches upward toward the blue, 
May our hearts and lives so grow in thy true knowledge, 
We pledge ourselves, dear O. L. E., to you! 



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In Tribute 

"Follow me and I icill make thee a fisher of men." 

SHIS call which was ever ringing down the vistas of our Monsignor's life has now 
faded into a distant echo, to which he hearkens no more on earth. He has gone 
to his eternal reward, to which God called him in the twilight hours of October 11. 
We cannot understand why God called this glorious soldier of His word, just when he 
was at the prime of his life, just when his splendid efforts were reaping a rich harvest; 
but "God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform." We do know, only 
too well, that we were called upon to pay a last tribute of honor and respect to one 
whose labors in the priesthood embraced every phase of endeavor, that spells "For the 
honor and glory of God"; to one, whose duties were so well performed that only one 
short year ago they won recognition from the Head of the Universal Church. The 
rotunda of our beloved college rang with applause when our Most Reverend President 
gave our beloved Vice-President the message that Rome had recognized his worth, and 
that henceforth he would be known as Monsignor Doyle. How proud we were! But 
heaven was proud too, and soon claimed its own. 

Rt. Rev. Patrick F. Doyle was born in the little town of Holden, Mass. He received 
his early education in the Worcester schools, winning the reputation of the cleverest 
student who ever graduated from the Classical High School. Then he entered Holy 
Cross College, where he completed the regular four-year course in three years. Father 
Donnelly, his first Jesuit teacher, describes him as "one of the best pupils it has been 
my good fortune to teach." From Holy Cross, he went to the American College at 
Rome, and thence to the University of Louvain. Here he was ordained in 1906, after 
winning his Baccalaureate in Theology, his Licentiate in Canonical Law, and his Doctor 
of Philosophy. 

No man loved his Alma Mater better, nor felt more pride in her attainments in 
scholarship and sanctity. More than once he sent back by new students, financed by his 
own personal sacrifices, a message like unto that of Columba at lona: "Take my prayer 
back to Louvain and to the Eternal City — seven times may they be blessed." Yet he 
took time only once from His Father's business to revisit Rome and Louvain, where he 
learned his whole souled devotion to his Master's cause. That once was on the occasion 
of his Silver Jubilee to the priesthood. His only observance of the event was character- 
istic of his humility — he withdrew quietly from his parish and educational duties to 
seek the personal blessing of the Holy Father at Rome, and to make his annual retreat 
at Louvain. Yet his thoughtfulness was even there marked by the fact that every 
student at "The Elms" received a card from the Vatican City. In big things and small, 
he never failed us. 

As a parish priest, Monsignor Doyle was known in all parts of our diocese. Long 
will the people of the parishes in which he served mourn the loss of their dear and 
generous friend ! It is but fitting that we pause a moment to review the wonderful work 
our beloved priest has done for Catholic education. For more than a quarter of a century 
he served as associate supervisor of schools for the Springfield diocese. During this 
time his brilliant mind and flowing pen never ceased to work for the betterment of the 
schools. It was not surprising that he was appointed the Vice-President, and active 
directing head of the College of Our Lady of the Elms; for well did our most esteemed 
Bishop appreciate his ability and worth. Monsignor's loss to our College is what the 
loss of head is to the body. This new charge quickly brought into play the combined 
kindliness and strength, the combined sympathy and genius for constructive leadership, 
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Auditorium was filled to overflowing with those who supported Our Lady's College 
because he led the way. Father Hubbard, S. J., speaking of the marvelous demonstration 
of co-operative work, shown last year in preparation for his lecture, expressed well what 
we all know — "Monsignor Doyle is the dynamo behind it all." We have floundered on 
the way since he left us; but in the light of his love, and in the memory of his greatness, 
we have struggled on trying to be living examples of his teachings. Through his tireless 
efforts our Lady's College has taken her place among the foremost women's colleges of 
our country. Indeed we have lost a noble defender! 

We must not forget his summer work at Marygrove, in Detroit, where his name 
calls forth words of love and praise. No greater tribute could be paid to Monsignor 
Doyle's influence in the educational world than his appointment to represent his diocese 
in the work of the great Catholic Summer School at Cliff Haven, of which he was 
immediately elected a trustee. His lectures at the summer sessions are nationally famous. 
But we of "The Elms" need no Marygrove, no Marymount, nor Clifl^ Haven to tell us 
his worth. His lectures in classroom, his Tuesday morning talks in the Chapel, have 
been the great highlights in our college days. They have left us lessons that will reach 
far into the future. The voice of Monsignor Doyle will continue to sound warnings 
against modernism, to whisper consolations in hardships, to urge courage in undertakings 
that are just, even if difficult. In our leisure hours, it will point out choice readings, 
authors safe and worthwhile; it will form our judgments by its counsels; it will hold up, 
for our emulation, exemplars chosen from all the pages of the past. 

"God be with the Monsignor. He always had time for everybody. " No matter 
how unreasonable the request, no matter how importunate the insistence, he treated it 
with sympathy and patience, and dismissed us, who often wasted his time and inter- 
rupted important work, with his cheerful: "If you find a difficulty, come back. " 

Our College was the apple of his eye. Our eflPorts at Assemblies, public or private, 
our dramatic attempts, debates, musical renditions were the bright spots in the scholastic 
year, and his applause never failed us. No professor was ever more faithful or punctual. 
Even when through ice and snow he came from Easthampton, his classes began and 
ended with the bell. 

Only the Recording Angel knows the full number of the duties he performed in 
the educational world. Class, day and night, at "The Elms," classes in Springfield 
and Worcester were part of the story — but only part. Summers saw him at work in 
educational fields throughout the country. 

As a journalist, he is so well known that we feel entirely unable to describe his 
work in a short essay. His facile and powerful pen was ever flying to complete an 
editorial in defense of sulTering Mexico, or in reply to some false accusation against 
Church or state. We are well aware of his literary genius, and of his hopes for us. 
His classes at the Elms always began with a ten-minute paragraph to be written on some 
subject of his choice. We sighed and groaned often at our task, but today we have 
something that cannot be taken from us, — a literary taste — the gift of our professor 
priest ! 

On that sad October 11, obedient to the advice of his doctor, Monsignor Doyle 
gave up his proposed trip to Holy Cross, and turned homeward. But it was not God's 
will that he should reach his earthly home. The time had come for the hand of God 
to write "Finis" across the page of the active, and beautiful life of Rt. Rev. Monsignor 
Doyle, our beloved Vice-President. 

Judging what the eye of God saw in that life by glimpses which we have caught, 
we say with confidence that here was a "workman who needeth not to be ashamed of 
his work." May his generous service to us be fittingly recompensed by the God who 
is not outdone in generosity. May he who always found time for everybody find that 
his Master has an eternity, a happy eternity for him. 

—Dorothy R. Cruze 

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Escapade 

listen, wj ciassnuces. inJ vou shall hear 

Of our escapade, one morning clear. 

In die maoth of October, in 3-. 

We had all ItHtered a moment to chew 

A mofsel of food before going to math — 

And that was the cause of our teacher's wrath. 

With a glance at the dock, someone shouted, "QHne oal" 

"Just a minnte to go or our diaiice will be gone." 

Every girl in the group grabbed a book with great speed. 

And we dashed down the hail like thundering steed. 

We plowed tfaroo^ the door like the prorerbial hill-billy; 

And buried at ontseKes for being so silly. 



^S'e TZJii- n time; but 'twas easy to see 

r:: ..'ance was a fatal decree. 

~ 7 ; r: . z ti :peiied our books, 

- ' - r i admonishing lodes, 

: :: : r.r -ily there came 

A • - - r : ; - _ 7 Twas the same 

---i ;_: r_ : tt t _ ^bo had ran 

Dc-s^z zzt — Tr..: ^ -i b^on. 

Well, :: r ;_: — - : - :ht hill 

Backic — _ 



Three times ::: -z^ 

Jnst l&e 2D : - - . _ i ri — ; _ _ 

We were tT_r - t ; - ; r r : — : - 



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By These Signs You Shall 
Know Them 

These are ideas I throw off every now and then. 
Dare to be different. 
Just once more, girls. 

Wonderful, isn't it? (Generally it isn't.) 

Some people get as far as the Inferno. Few care to go beyond. 

Too fast, am I.' 

If you're not familiar with these men, get familiaf with them. 

Cicero used this same style. 

Girls, this must stop. (The elevator?) 

What's the matter? Can't you take it? 

There's a rat in every scp&ration. 

A joint is a place surrounded by tough bands. 

Put your figure on the board and explain it. 

We'll let Caesar stand until the next lesson. 

Our next lesson will be Swift. 

Just jot this down. 

Each girl will be responsible for the disease she has developed. 
I can't resist you. You may have the next ten minutes. 
That is not ad rem.' 

The American boy and girl start life at such an early age. 

He wrote the Tale of the Tub; but we won't go into it because parts of it are unpleasant. 
Who can tell me without speaking , , . 



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From Here and There 



BSERVATION has shown us that there are some final exams that are final. 
How about that Elms girl who decided to study the romance languages because 
she thought she would find a big romance by so doing? And then there was 
the one who believed that parents should certainly make allowances when they had 
daughters in college. Is there anything more disappointing than receiving a letter from 
home filled with news — and love ? 

A Paradox 

There was a philosopher named Kant 
Whose views were rather aslant 
"There isn't a world around us," he says, 
"To believe sense of sight we just Kane." 



Gratias Agamus? 

For white shoes we can't wear 

For elevators we can't use 

For one hour religion exams 

For Dolly and our riding school 

For Senior Privileges 

For Father Shea's artistic ability and free art course 

For fish on Friday 

For our Bell system 

For bananas ! ! 

For the professor who reads to himself. 

For well-kept tennis courts 

For black patches (not purple) 

For our cash and carry system 

For little Audrey 

For that professor with a grand sense of humor 



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Life Is a Song 



Where Am I? Two chapters behind in the French assignment 

Everybody's Doing It Knitting 

/ Can't Remember During Orals 

Don't Let It Bother You Oral Expression 

Footloose and Fancy-Free Every Wed. and Sat. P. M. 

Thunder over Paradise Senior Dorm 

You Hit the Spot Stew 

Dinner For One, Please, James Sick tray 

IV ho? Will be your escort for the prom 

Little White Lies For those extra week-ends 

/ Hear You Calling Me At 6:30 

The Last Round-up Graduation 

Lights Out 10:00 P. M. 

/ Believe in Miracles Cream on Jello 

The Music Goes Round and Round College Orchestra 

// / Should Lose You Our trusty "pony" 

Keep Your Fingers Crossed During the reading of marks 

Can't W^e Talk It Over? My operation 

A7n I Blue? After marks are read (or red?) 

Don't Give Up the Ship Advice to underclassmen 

So Nice Seeing You Again After vacation 

Please Believe Me Excuses for tardiness 

Weary After exams 

Turn on the Heat Any Classroom — any day 

Feel Like a Feather in the Breeze After orals 

Don't Talk. Just Dance The "Flitters" 

Stormy Weather For any Senior Activity 



'Twas the day of the Prom, 

And all through the class, 

Not a thought was there stirring 

In the mind of a lass. 

Our nails had been polished, 

Our hair had been set, 

The history was boring. 

We just couldn't get 

The facts in our brains. 

Our lesson that day 

Was the French Revolution; 

But it might just as well 

Have been Evolution. 

Soon Sister asked us 

The seeds of the war. 

She said we had had them 

In history before. 

We poked and we hunted, 

We thought all in vain, 

We frowned and we fretted, 

We 'most went insane ; 



To each answer we gave. 

Sister smiled and said "No". 

"A bit farther back." 

Now we may be quite slow 

But our answers went back 

To a century before. 

We were really alarmed 

But we went back some more. 

Still we just couldn't seem 

To get the relation 

When Frances called out, 

"The Barbarian Invasion." 

We started to giggle. 

But Sister just scowled; 

So we waited 'till later. 

And then we just howled. 

Fran later explained 

She had quite lost the drift, 

So she jumped from the eighteenth century 

Back to the fifth. 



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What the Lexicographers Forgot 

Fix-up: The act of engaging an escort for a dance — in one way or another. 
Disappointment : After-effects of fix-up. 
Surprise: No French assignment. 

Phantasm: A figment of the mind; i. e. "senior privilege." 

Blank: Many pages in blue books; also, seniors' faces as seen by a certain professor. 
Discord: Choir rehearsal. 

Slumber: A state of inactivity, produced by the constant murmuring and sleep-inducing 

lectures of unsuspecting professors. 
Nightmare : Thoughts of job-hunting. 

Drag: Having a "certain" influence with the "powers that be." 
Disturbance : What the class thinks of Dot Cruze's musical renditions. 
Ink: That which we haven't — except Fran and Marg Walsh. 
Pointless: A certain professor's jokes. 
Vicious Circle: Squash pie. 

Destruction : Mary Harrington -j- Cecilia -|- browsing room. 
Infinite Series: Hot dogs at the cafeteria. 

Elms' Uniform: A shining example of what a well-dressed girl will wear. 

Chic: Artistic cleverness; e. g. chapel caps. 

Tragedy: When they cut down the old pine tree (Xmas party). 



Slips That Pass in the Night 

Dryden was the first to use instructive criticism. 

Use the large life of Thompson. 

Shakespeare wrote plays and sometimes wrote poetry. 

His dramas lack many dramatic qualities, among which "AH for Love." 

Symmetry is defined as a place where people are buried. 

The Salic law states that we should take everything with a grain of salt. 

His works contain many defects of his youth among which are Windsor Forest. 

Prof.: How can a grizzly bear become white? 
Senior: By worry. 

English Quiz: Under what circumstances does the third act of Hamlet begin? 
Bright Eyes: Immediately after the close of the second. 

Question: What made the tower of Pisa lean? 

Answer — Vaguely: Maybe there was a famine in the land. 

Prof.: How does the mind abstract? 
Senior: By the power of abstraction. 

Prof.: What do you connect with Jansen? 

Senior Philosopher: (being rudely awakened) Oh! Bathing suits! 

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Finale 



We have travelled o'er this school highway 

And now, we have come to the end. 

We have met with new learning, day by day — 

New tasks at every bend. 

But here we stand at the foot of the road 

That winds o'er the Mountain of Life; 

And here, we must pause e'er we lift our load, 

And march on to joy — or strife. 

We've been happy, indeed, as we journeyed along. 

And our lives have been joyous and gay, 

So we'll face the world with a snatch of a song. 

And go cheerfully on our way. 

And we'll keep in our hearts, when the way is long 

The memories of Today. 



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HERE 
COME 
THE 



WE, THE CLASS OF 1936, WISH TO 
EXTEND OUR SINCEREST THANKS TO 
THE PATRONS, WHO HAVE HELPED 
TO MAKE THE "ELM ATA" POSSIBLE. 
WE WISH, TOO, TO EXPRESS OUR TRUE 
APPRECIATION TO MISS MARGARET 
DRISCOLL, OUR BUSINESS MANAGER, 
AND TO ALL HER ASSISTANTS FOR 
THEIR TIRELESS EFFORTS TO MAKE 
THIS BOOK A SUCCESS. 



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Greetings and Godspeed 

Class of mi 



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Good Luck 

and 

Happiness 

from 

Class of 
1939 



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The Elediric Power required 
at the College of Our Lady 
of the Elms, for light and 
other purposes, is furnished 
by the Municipal Elediric 
Light Department of the City 
of Chicopee 



Municipal Elertric Light Board, 

JOSEPH A. SAULINER, Chairman 
DR. JOHN F. KENNEDY 
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the personnel directed at 
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has proved a costly experience to those who have bought plumbing and 
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Compliments of 

S. A. ORZEK 

Coal and Coppers Coke 
Range and Fuel Oil 

Office Phone 99 Res. Phone 1298 

1 Main Street, B &. M Freight House 
Chicopee Falls, Mass. 



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Qeneral Printing and Ruling 

224 FRANKLIN STREET 
SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 


Compliments of 

Edward Fountaine 


Compliments of 

GimbePs, Inc. 

1346 Main Street 
Springfield, Mass. 


Compliments of 

Guimond's Drug Store 

D. J. HEBERT, Proprietor 

234 Exchange Street 
Phone 700 


FLORIST 

136 State Street 
Springfield, Mass. 

Tel. 3-1412 


L. W. CALLAHAN 

Painting 
Contractor 

48 Westford Circle Springfield, Mass. 
Telephone 3-3062 


CATERING FOR ALL OCCASIONS 

DARCY'S 
Restaurant 

"Insist on Darcy's Pies" 
119 MAIN STREET CHICOPEE FALLS 

PKone 138 


Compliments of 

Sheldon Transfer & Storage Co. 

Holyoke, Mass. 



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LEO J. SIMARD 

Jeweler 

54 Suffolk St. Holyoke 


Travel in COMFORT via 
"NEW ENGLAND" 

Regular Schedules to NEW YORK connecting 
"COAST to COAST" 

HASTINGS NEWS STAND 

6 CENTER ST. Phone 244 


Compliments of 

GREGORY J. SCANLON 

HOLYOKE, MASS. 


Uriene}' Cd riuni inc. 

JEWELERS and OPTICIANS 
281 High Street, Holyoke, Mass. 

Telephone 6103 


Compliments of 

MEMORIAL CLINIC, Inc. 

HOLYOKE, MASS. 


Compliments of 

JOHN S. BEGLEY 

Holyoke, Mass. 


Compliments of 

FRO-JOY ICE CREAM 

AND 

CREAM CREST MILK 

G. I. C. DIVISIONS 

General Ice Cream Corp. 


Compliments of 

A FRIEND 



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Compliments of 

Fenton's Flower Shop 

233 Maple St. Holyoke, Mass 


Compliments of 

PURITA LUNCH 

Chicopee, Mass. 


ANNA LEARY 

Lingerie Shop 
Youth Lastex Qirdles 
Underthings Hosiery 

231 Maple Sr. Holyoke, Mass 


The Curley Drug Shop 

FRANK C. CURLEY, Reg. Pharm. 

Prescription Druggists 

Cor. SUFFOLK and CHESTNUT STS. 
HOLYOKE. MASS. 


LaFleur's Paint Store 

RAYMOND J. La?LEUR 

246 Exchange St. Chicopee, Mass. 
Tel. 1135 


Compliments of 
131 Main St. Chicopee Falls, Mass. 


Compliments of 

UOGGIO 

Candies, Cigars, Light Lunches 

105 Main Street Chicopee Falls 
Tel. 1319 


Compliments of 

CHARLES W. BRAY 

County Commissioner Hampden County 

Chicopee Falls, Mass. 


Compliments of 

STEVE'S MARKET 
l9 Sheridan Street, Chicopee Falls, Mass 


Compliments of 

W. C. KOSIOREK 
Florist 

Telephone 1272 
500 Front Street Chicopee, Mass. 


Compliments of 

Morris Fur Storage Co.. Inc. 

584 State Street 
Springfield, Mass. 


CHAS. W. KING 
Registered Pharmacist 

2 STORES 

1 117 Main St., Chicopee Falls, Mass. 

2 White St Sumner Ave., Springfield, Mass. 


Compliments of 

FERRIS BROTHERS 


Compliments of 

MAISON WOODWORTH, Inc. 

313 Bridge St. Springfield, Mass. 
Tel. 4-3751 


Compliments of 

Candy Products Co., Inc. 

Tel. 3-4579 

198 Franklin St. Springfield, Mass. 


Comf»Iiment5 of 

Fitz Gerald's, Inc. 
MahtB 

Two Seventy-seven Maple Street 

Holyoke 



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Dial 7691 

Dr. Louis Jerome Pereira 

Dentist 

Holyofce National Bank Bldg. 

223-225 High Street Holyoke, Mass 


JOHN E. GRIFFIN CO. 

Sign takers 

26 Hampden St. Springfield, Mass. 


Compliments of 

SAMUEL GAMBLE 

499 Springfield Street 


Compliments of 

DR. FRANK H. RYAN 
129 Main Street Chicopee Falls, Mass 


Compliments of 

A FRIEND 


Compliments of 

DR. RALPH P. CUNNINGHAM 

15 Church Street Chicopee Falls 


Compliments of 

JOSEPH F. KELLY 

Holyoke, Mass. 


Compliments of 

DR. T. D. Mcquillan 


Compliments of 

W7 A T TCT3 \A CIJU A 
ATTORNEY AT LAW 

Chicopee Falls, Mass. 


Compliments of 
DR. P. M. MORIARTY 

CHICOPEE, MASS. 


Stevens Oriental Rug Co. 

113 CHESTNUT STREET 

Opp. Y. M. C A. 
SPRINGFIELD, NASS. 


Dial 4-4028 

DR. THOMAS J. LALLY 

Dentist 

1537 Main Street 

Springfield National Bank Bldg. 

Suite 403 - 404 Springfield, Mass. 


A. J. Stonina & F. J. Tabaka 

Dealers in 

Hudson, Terraplane 
and Oldsmobile Cars 


Compliments of 

DR. HORRIGAN 

HOLYOKE, MASS. 


MITCHELL'S HLLING STATION 

"Service with a Conscience" 
437 Springfield Street Tel. 8-094 



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